Published: June 6, 2013
1,300 litres of diesel spilt across motorway near Burnham-On-Sea

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.

However, once on the scene, the crews confirmed there was no fire but the lorry had a ruptured fuel tank and spilt approximately 1300 litres of diesel.

Crews 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.


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