Time Incident Posted: 16:44 hrs

Incident Date: 13/04/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: M1 North between Junctions 21 and 21 a and just after the LFE Services

Incident Number: 7118

Incident Type: Fire in the open Multi Lane P3

Initial Emergency Call Received: 15:42 hrs

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

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager from Eastern

Time Incident Closed: 16:15 hrs

Damage: Grass by fire

Believed Cause: Believed carelessly discarded cigarettes

Initial Information: Control received over 24 calls from mobiles to a grass fire next to the hard shoulder.
1 area of grass measuring 10m x 10m involved - 1hr Jet in use

Updated Incident Information:

Public Statement Issued: Please think about discarding cigarettes, especially as the weather is getting warmer and things dry out


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