Coach fire causes M5 motorway chaos at Burnham-On-Sea
passengers were treated for smoke inhalation onboard a vehicle
that caught fire on the M5 motorway near Burnham on Saturday afternoon,
was seen pouring from the engine of the coach as it travelled
north between junctions 23 for Bridgwater and 22 for Burnham.
Three ambulances and two fire engines were called to the scene,
and paramedics were seen treating passengers for the effects of
Two lanes of the northbound carriageway were closed, and traffic
was at a complete standstill in both directions for several hours
- causing huge tailbacks. The
A38 was also slow moving as motorists sought alternative routes.
Avon and Somerset Constabulary