Time Incident Posted: 14:17

Incident Date: 14/03/2022

Incident Location: M1 Northbound Junction 23 - 23a

Incident Number: 53505

Incident Type: Fire large vehicle

Initial Emergency Call Received: 12:58

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Loughborough, Birstall, Castle Donington, Technical Rescue from Southern, Melton, Ashbourne

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed: 16:31


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Several calls received to a lorry on fire on the M1 North bound. Lorry had left the carriageway and was involved in fire.
First Impressions message confirmed that vehicle fully involved in fire and debris on the carriageway. Build up of traffic on Northbound carriageway.

Updated Incident Information: 13:26 - Assistance message for make pumps three for personnel and make water carriers two for water.
13:53 - One lorry fully involved in fire. 6 Breathing Apparatus and 3 Hose Reel jets using aqueous forming foam in use. Motorway has been closed in both directions. All persons are accounted for and there are no injuries. Police, Ambulance and Fire Service in attendance.
14:19 - Fire now under control, damping down of lorry and surrounding area in progress. 2 Hose Reel Jets in use using water. 2 Breathing Apparatus in use working in the open and cutting away of lorry. Recovery in attendance and have mobilised a digger to assist with dragging out of lorry and surrounding area. Highways in attendance assessing damage to roadway and furniture. Structural engineer has been requested by Highways due to safety concerns.
14:45 - recovery digger in attendance and dragging out lorry contents. 1 HR Jet and 1 BA is use.
16:22 - Fire now extinguished. Clean up of carriageway is under way. Southbound carriageway has now been opened. Northbound carriageway will re-open once clean operations are completed. Incident has been handed over to the Highways Agency.

Public Statement Issued:


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