Time Incident Posted: 14:50

Incident Date: 26/07/2018

Incident Location: Incident Location: M1 Motorway J21a

Incident Number: 10591

Incident Type: Vehicle Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 13:59

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: One appliance from Western Fire Station and one from Southern Fire Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Several calls were received by Fire Control to a car on fire just past the Leicester Forest East Services on the M1 Southbound carriageway.

On arrival, fire crews confirmed that one mini was well alight on the hard shoulder, along with approximately 30 meters of hedgerow. Highways Agency were in attendance at the scene and the southbound carriageway had been temporarily closed. Two personnel in breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets were in use.

Updated Incident Information: 14:33 - The Police were in attendance at the scene and lanes 3 and 4 of the motorway were re-opened. Damping down was in progress, with two hose reel jets still in use

Public Statement Issued:


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