July 17, 2017
Burnham fire crew called to Brean fuel spill after car accident

The road entrance onto Brean Beach was temporarily closed for three hours on Monday (July 17th) after a car lost its exhaust, causing a fuel spill.

Burnham-On-Sea fire crews were called to the main road entrance onto Brean beach by the beachwarden just after 4.15pm after its petrol tank was damaged, spilling a large quantity of fuel.

"The Vauxhall went up the slope off the beach and grounded, ripping off the exhaust that in turn went through the petrol tank, causing gallons of petrol to run down the slope," an eyewitness told

He added: "The fire service was called because of the risk of fire. They lifted the car using their equipment and blocked the hole in the petrol tank, making sure the car was safe, and then left it for recovery."

The beach was closed for three hours due to the amount of petrol to be cleaned up.

The family - who are on holiday in Chedder from Chesterfied - had their car removed by Weston Recovery.



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