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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