Time Incident Posted: 13:50

Incident Date: 17/04/2018

Incident Location: Incident Location: M1 Southbound between Jct 22 and Jct 21A

Incident Number: 5165

Incident Type: Car fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 13:08

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 pump Southern and 1 pump from coalville

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 14:00

Damage: Severe fire damage to the car

Believed Cause: Electrical fault in engine compartment

Initial Information: Multiple calls to vehicle fire on the M1

Updated Incident Information: 1 car fully involved in fire, 2 hose reels and 2 BA working in the open, fire spread to grass embankment.
Southbound M1 is closed.
Stop at 13;43- Fire extinguished. Lane 3 of the motorway is now open.
Highways Agency and owner of the vehicle remaining with the vehicle.
Lane 1 of the motorway to remain closed until vehicle is recovered.
BMW 520 diesel involved.

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