Fallen cable sets fire to field near M5 at Falfield

An electricity cable has come down near the M5 in South Gloucestershire, setting fire to a nearby field and cutting power to 57 homes.

Smoke from the fire was drifting across both carriageways near junction 14 at Falfield but fire crews have now brought the blaze under control.

Western Power Distribution said it could take some time to carry out repairs.

The blackout has affected homes in Wotton-under-Edge, Berkeley and Stroud.

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