A CAMPER van fire has led to one lane of the M5 being closed near Wellington this lunchtime.

There were around 40 minutes of queues reported on the Northbound carriageway between junction 26, Wellington and junction 25 for Taunton.

Firefighters from Wellington and Taunton were called out shortly after midday today (Sunday, July 16).

On arrival crews found the camper van to be well alight and set to work to extinguish the fire.

The camper van was completely destroyed in the fire, with a spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said the cause was accidental.

The lane is now re-open but there were still some delays in the area at 2.45pm.

Last updated: 2.45pm.