Published: September 18, 2012
Pictured: Van blaze causes delays on M5 near Burnham-On-Sea

These were the dramatic scenes on the M5 motorway near Burnham-On-Sea on Tuesday (September 18th) after a van blaze brought traffic to a halt.

The southbound carriageway came to a standstill at around 9.45am after the vehicle developed an electrical fault and burst into flames on the hard shoulder.

Thick smoke drifted across the carriageway, as pictured here by a reader held up in the incident.

Police said none of the occupants in the van had been hurt, but the vehicle - owned by a solar energy firm - had been damaged.


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