Fire causes huge Glastonbury gridlock

GLASTONBURY organisers have been forced to shut one of the main entrances to the massive festival after a fire at a car scrapyard involving vehicles and gas cannisters.

GLASTONBURY organisers have been forced to shut one of the main entrances to the massive festival after a fire at a car scrapyard involving vehicles and gas cannisters.

The move has caused long delays around the site in Somerset, leaving thousands of revellers trapped in traffic gridlock.

The A37 to the north of the site has been closed and diversions are expected to cause delays of up to five hours

Two people suffered minor burns in the blaze, which is in the village of Pylle, about a mile from the festival site.


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Police have said there is no risk to anyone at the festival.

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