blaze on motorway at Burnham-On-Sea causes long tailbacks
rush hour van blaze on the M5 motorway at Burnham-On-Sea caused
tailbacks for commuters on Wednesday morning (May 20th).
and Bridgwater fire crews were called to the southbound carriageway
shortly before 7am.
calls were received to reports of a vehicle fire just after junction
22 of the M5," said a spokesman.
fire appliance from Burnham and one from Bridgwater were mobilised
to the incident and crews found the van on the hard shoulder well
extinguished the fire using breathing apparatus and a hose reel
jet. Cutting equipment was used to gain access to the back of
van was destroyed by fire and the cause was accidental - there
were no injuries.