Time Incident Posted: 14:30

Incident Date: 19/08/2021

Incident Location: Incident Location: M1 northbound Jct 22 to Jct 23

Incident Number: 12673

Incident Type: Car fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 13:50

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 fire engine from Birstall and 2 fire engines from Loughborough

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 14:35

Damage: Fire damage to engine compartment

Believed Cause: C: Accidental believed electrical fault

Initial Information: Passing drivers reporting a vehicle on fire on the hard shoulder

Updated Incident Information: 1 Nissan Qashqui on fire, engine compartment involved, 1 hose reel and 1 breathing apparatus wearer fighting the fire. Lane one closed for safety of fire crews

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