fire crew called to Brean fuel spill after car accident
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.
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.
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 Burnham-On-Sea.com.
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."
beach was closed for three hours due to the amount of petrol to
be cleaned up.
family - who are on holiday in Chedder from Chesterfied - had their
car removed by Weston Recovery.