Time Incident Posted: 16:42

Incident Date: 26/11/2016

Incident Location: M1 Northbound 20 - 21

Incident Number: 17560

Incident Type: Car Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 16:18

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 x appliance from Lutterworth & Southern

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed: 17:13

Damage: 50% fire damage

Believed Cause: Accidental - Mechanical breakdown

Initial Information: Number of calls received to Car Fire M1 motorway just North of Junction 20

Updated Incident Information: 16:30 Assistance ,message - request to close Lane 1 of M1 northbound
16:39 Toyota MR2 involved in fire , vehicle is on hard shoulder, 2 breathing apparatus 1 hose reel in use, owner & recovery vehicle in attendance
16:57 STOP - Fire now extinguished, breathing apparatus withdrawn from risk area, crews making up equipment, incident being handed over to the Highways Agency.
Lane 1 Northbound remains closed

Public Statement Issued:


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