18th September 2021

Car fire on M5 near Taunton

Two fire crews from Wellington and Taunton were sent to multiple reports of a car on fire on the hard shoulder of the M5 just before the junction for Taunton at 22:44 last night (Sunday).

Upon arrival, the crews got to work using breathing apparatus, hose reels and compressed air foam in order to extinguish the fire.

The car was completely destroyed by the heat.

Traffic was stopped temporarily and all lanes were later confirmed as running past the scene.