Burnham-On-Sea motorist captures A38 fire drama on camera
A Burnham-On-Sea resident has spoken of his shock at
seeing a van burst into flames on the A38 near Highbridge this
Roberts took these photos and video of the blazing vehicle at
Dunball on Tuesday evening (May 29th) as he travelled home.
fire engines rushed to the scene at 5pm, as pictured. Crews used
two water jets and breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The van was smoking when I first
arrived, but the flames quickly appeared and spread across the
was a roaring sound followed by an explosion as the fire ignited
the petrol tank."
were sent across the road and reached the grass on the other side.
It was just as well that a council worker had closed the road
and stopped all traffic."
stopped to check the driver was not injured - and was relieved
to find he was unhurt.
fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com the van had been "completely
destroyed" in the incident, which had been caused by an accidental
technical problem. The occupant was unhurt.