Time Incident Posted: 12:00

Incident Date: 08/05/2021

Incident Location: Incident Location: M1 Southbound near Junction 20 Lutterworth of the M1

Incident Number: 7666

Incident Type: HGV Lorry fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 11:35

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Fire engines from Lutterworth, Rugby, Western and Water Carrier from Loughborough.

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:

Damage: Moderate fire damage to engine compartment and moderate smoke damage to cab of tractor unit

Believed Cause: Accidental - Electrical fault

Initial Information: Call received to a HGV lorry cab on fire

Updated Incident Information: Articulated lorry tractor unit involved in fire. Lorry trailer carrying food stuffs not involved in fire.
2 hosereel jets and 2 firefighters in breathing apparatus used to extinguish the fire.
Due to the fire, M1 closed southbound.
Highways Agency, Police and Fire Service on scene.
Fire crew using thermal Image Camera to check for heat spots.

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