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Banwell fire near M5 destroyed seven cars, forklift and tons of tires – video and new photos Bath City News

It was the sound and sight of a major fire that sent columns of smoke through the M5.

The video you can see at the top of this post was taken by Chloe Jane Skuse and kindly shared with us.

Firefighters battled the blazes in Banwell, Somerset, starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday and he was brought under control at 10 p.m.

Read more: Residents evacuated as eight fire teams tackle massive blaze near M5

Residents had to be evacuated and a cordon was in place as the fire ravaged three single-storey industrial units.

Seven cars, a forklift and a large quantity of tires were involved in the fire.

The Banwell fire on Friday night which saw smoke rise over the M5 (Image: Chloe Jane Skuse)

Eight fire apparatus, a rotating ladder, a command unit, a welfare unit, the drone crew, a high-flow pump and a garden hose were used to extinguish the blaze.

No one was injured in the blaze and residents evacuated at the height of the incident have since been returned home.

And after a thorough fire inspection, the cause of the fire turned out to be accidental.

The Banwell fire on Friday night which saw smoke rise over the M5 (Image: Chloe Jane Skuse)

Teams returned to the scene on Saturday morning, using thermal cameras to identify hot spots.

No hotspot was found and the scene was left in the hands of the owner.

You can see our report on the fire as it happened here.

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