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Commercial Services
Fire Appliance
Incident - Car Fire

Date: 17/06/2017
Time: 16:17
Location: A38 at Bridgwater
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

A fire appliance from Bridgwater was mobilised following a call from the driver of a car that had caught fire just after they had exited the M5 motorway at J24 Huntworth.

On arrival our crew confirmed the vehicle was well alight and set to work extinguishing it with 2 hose reel jets, 2 BA and later using a Environment Agency pack to prevent the run off entering the drainage system and watercourse. The vehicle was severely damaged by fire, along with a 5m squared area of grassland next to the highway. Once extinguished and the area made safe, duty of care was left with the owners awaiting recovery.

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