Time Incident Posted: 06:30

Incident Date: 28/10/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: M1 Southbound after junction 21

Incident Number: 16635

Incident Type: Car fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 05:51

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 pump from Western Fire Station and 1 fire engine and Tactical Response Vehicle from Lutterworth

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:

Damage: Severe fire to engine compartment and moderate fire damage to interior

Believed Cause: Accidental - Mechanical failure

Initial Information: Multiple calls to a car fire on the motorway

Updated Incident Information: Petrol fueled Ford Fiesta involved in fire, 1 hose reel and 2 breathing apparatus being used to extinguish the flames
Highways Agency attended for traffic control.

Public Statement Issued:


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