Crews respond to vehicle fire

Junction 19, M5 Northbound

Crews from Pill and Avonmouth responded to reports of a vehicle fire on the M5 at 19:01.

Upon arrival, firefighters found one vehicle well alight, which had pulled onto the hard shoulder.

With one firefighter wearing breathing apparatus, crews used two high pressure hose reels to extinguish the fire.

With Police colleagues in attendance, junction 19-20 of the M5 Northbound was closed temporarily.

The incident was left in the hands of Highways colleagues, with the cause of the fire being determined as accidental ignition.