BMW severely damaged in M5 fire near Burnham-On-Sea
BMW was left severely damaged after a blaze on the M5 motorway between
Burnham-On-Sea and Weston on Saturday evening (October 22nd).
fire crew from Burnham-On-Sea and two further appliances from Avon
Fire and Rescue were called out just before 6pm after reports of
a car on fire.
used a compressed air foam jet to bring the fire under control,
however the vehicle - a BMW X5 - was left severely damaged by the
lane of the southbound M5 carriageway and the hard shoulder were
closed while emergency services were at the scene, pictured here.
England said that the motorway was fully re-opened and that traffic
was flowing freely again by 6.30pm. No-one was understood to have
been hurt in the incident.
A reader sent us these photos of the M5 BMW fire, taken by a passenger
in a passing vehicle