Crane fire blocks one lane of M5 near Exeter
The engine of a mobile crane caught fire on the M5 early this morning.
Two fire appliances and a water bowser were sent to a report of a crane on fire on the M5 motorway heading northbound between junctions 27 and 26.
Upon arrival crews found a fire within the engine compartment of an 82 tonne mobile crane unit.
Crews awaited the closure of lane one before being able to access the engine compartment.
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Once lane one was closed the crews were able to extinguish the fire using a hose reel jet, small tools and a short extension ladder.
The cause of the fire is accidental.