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Incident - Vehicle Fire

Date: 03/09/2016
Time: 16:05
Location: M5 north junctions 24 to 23
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

Numerous callers reported a Mercedes on fire on the hard shoulder of the M5. When crews from Bridgwater arrived they confirmed the car was well alight and got to work using two breathing apparatus sets and one hose reel jet. All three lanes of the M5 Northbound were closed whilst firefighting action was in progress. The car was severely damaged by fire and in addition to the equipment previously stated crews also used an electric powered cutting tool and an environmental pack. One 14 year old passenger was checked by ambulance as a precaution.

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