Crews called to lorry fire

JCT 17-18, M5 Northbound

Crews from Avonmouth, Portishead and Pill attended reports of a lorry cab fire at 11:44.

With two breathing apparatus in use, crews used small gear and hydraulic cutting equipment to access the cab of the lorry.

Once access to the fire had been gained, crews used two high pressure hose reels and a small quantity of foam to extinguish the fire.

Following the incident, the closed motorway was reopened by highways agency colleagues.