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Car ‘destroyed’ after bursting into flames on M5 motorway in Somerset

The car on fire at the side of the M5 in Somerset. Credit: @RaptrGamingYT

This is the shocking moment a car burst into flames on the M5 motorway in Somerset.

Video footage captured by a passing motorist shows firefighters tackling the blaze at the side of the road earlier today (May 30).

The incident, which was reported around 4.50pm, resulted in a southbound lane closure between junctions 23 and 24.

In a statement, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said the car was destroyed by the fire.

Watch the video below:

Fire crews from Bridgwater attended reports of a car on fire between junction 23 and junction 24 of the M5, southbound.

The car was destroyed by fire. Crews used breathing apparatus and hose reel to extinguish.

– Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

Highways England confirmed the lane was reopened at 5.40pm but traffic in the area remains congested, so warned motorists to expect delays.