20th July 2019

Van ‘alight’ on hard shoulder of M5 Northbound Junctions 25 – 24

Van ‘alight’ on hard shoulder of M5 Northbound Junctions 25 – 24

Two fire appliances from Bridgwater and one from Taunton, were mobilised following several reports of a vehicle on fire on the M5 Northbound Junctions 25 – 24 at 08:45 this morning (Sunday).

On arrival crews found one small van, which had pulled on to the hard shoulder, alight. They set to work with two breathing apparatus wearers and two hose reel jets.
The fire was in the engine compartment, which was completely destroyed, and the cab of the van was 50% damaged. The cause of the fire was accidental.