Time Incident Posted: 15:08

Incident Date: 13/05/2021

Incident Location: M1 Southbound J22 - J21A

Incident Number: 7885

Incident Type: Car Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 14:49

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

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed:

Damage: Vehicle destroyed by fire

Believed Cause: Accidental - Fuel Leak onto hot engine

Initial Information: Numerous calls received in Fire Control to a Mini involved in fire on the hard shoulder. 2 appliances in attendance
Vehicle well alight , 2 breathing apparatus 1 hose reel jet in use.
Lanes 1 & 2 of Southbound carriageway has been temporarily closed

Updated Incident Information: STOP@ 15:27 Fire extinguished, all Breathing apparatus withdrawn

Public Statement Issued:


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