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Incident - Car Fire

Date: 13/09/2013
Time: 22:05
Location: M5 Southbound just before Junction 25 Blackbrook, near Taunton
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

The Fire Service received several calls from passing motorists reporting a car on fire at the above location.  Two fire appliances from Bridgwater attended.

Fire crews confirmed one car on the hard shoulder well alight.  The vehicle was extinguished by fire crews using two breathing apparatus wearers and one hose reel jet.  Fifty percent of the car was severely damaged by fire.  Police, Ambulance and Highways also attended this incident.  Police created a rolling road block approximately one mile before this incident in the southbound carriageway.  The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

Police will shortly be reopening the southbound carriageway with lane one remaining closed to assist with vehicle recovery.


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