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Live updates: ‘massive’ fire sees black smoke spreading through industrial area Bath City News

A major fire broke out in an industrial area in Highbridge.

According to a witness, about eight fire trucks drove to Walrow Estate on Commerce Way to deal with a “massive” fire this evening (May 5).

She took a photo of the scene around 6:20 p.m., showing thick black smoke pouring into the road. Smoke spread over the M5, causing the motorway to be temporarily closed in both directions between Junctions 23 (Bridgwater North) and 22 (Burnham-on-Sea).

The witness said: “I got out of my cleaning job at the Green Goblet [ecocup supplier] and heard muffled noises, and almost hissing, like fireworks going off.

“But then I saw all the black smoke. My friend is a cleaning lady behind me in another unit and I ran away worried that it was her, but it was lower.

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“When I arrived there were already three fire trucks, then more, around eight when I left [before 6.45pm]. People were moving cars up front to allow firefighters and police to come close. “

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This notice was published: 2021-05-05 18:33:22