Time Incident Posted: 16:22 hrs

Incident Date: 21/03/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: M1 Northbound between Junctions 20 Lutterworth & 21 Leicester

Incident Number: 4138

Incident Type: Fire Vehicle Multi Lane P2

Initial Emergency Call Received: 12:56 hrs

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: One appliance from Southern & one from Lutterworth

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: CM from Lutterworth's appliance

Time Incident Closed: 14:12 hrs

Damage: 80% of car destroyed by fire

Believed Cause: Accidental believed due to possible earlier collision with lorry.

Initial Information: Car pulled onto hard shoulder with undercarriage on fire

Updated Incident Information: 13:16 hrs: 1 car well alight, 1 hose reel jet and 2 breathing apparatus in use. Lanes 1 2 of the motorway have been closed for crew safety purposes.
STOP message at 13:28 hrs: fire now extinguished, damping down in progress. 2nd appliance remaining in attendance for crew safety as Police & Highways not in attendance.
13:52 hrs: This incident has now been handed over to Highways Agency who are in attendance.

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