Time Incident Posted: 22:45

Incident Date: 02/06/2021

Incident Location: Incident Location: M69 Northbound near to M1 jct 21

Incident Number: 8820

Incident Type: Car fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 22:05

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 fire engine from Hinckley and 1 fire engine from Southern fire station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 22:40

Damage: Severe fire damage to car

Believed Cause: Accidental due to electrical fault

Initial Information: Driver of BMW reporting smoke issuing from vehicle

Updated Incident Information: On arrival 1 BMW car well alight, vehicle is on the hard shoulder, Police closed the M69 Northbound
Fire crews using 1 hose reel and 2 breathing apparatus in the open to extinguish the fire.
Highways Agency organising the recovery of the vehicle, driver of the vehicle taken to a place of safety by the Police
One lane of motorway reopened by Police at approx 22:44hrs

Public Statement Issued:


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