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Incident - Car Fire

Date: 29/08/2016
Time: 08:11
Location: M5 Southbound between Junction 23 and 24
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

Fire Control received multiple calls to a report of a car on fire, that was towing a caravan, at the above location.

2 fire engines from Bridgwater attended and confirmed the vehicle was well alight but the fire had not yet spread to the caravan.  The crew disconnected the caravan from the car and began fighting the fire using 2 breathing apparatus wearers with a hose reel jet.

The fire was extinguished using the above equipment but the car sustained 50% fire damage and 90% smoke damage. 

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