litres of diesel spilt across motorway near Burnham-On-Sea
fire crews were called to deal with a big fuel leak from a lorry
on the M5 on Thursday evening (June 6th).
Two fire engines from Burnham and a water carrier from Bridgwater
were sent to initial reports of a lorry fire on the M5 between
Burnham and Weston at 8.20pm.
once on the scene, the crews confirmed there was no fire but the
lorry had a ruptured fuel tank and spilt approximately 1300 litres
requested an incident support unit from Taunton to help with the
clean-up operation. Approximately 100 absorbant pads and a polyboom
were used to collect the fuel on the nortbound carriageway.