Time Incident Posted: 07:15

Incident Date: 20/10/2020

Incident Location: M1 Southbound J21A - 21

Incident Number: 15294

Incident Type: Fire Large Vehicle Multilane P2

Initial Emergency Call Received: 06:02

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Western, Loughborough, Coalville. Shepshed, Southern & Water Carrier from Loughborough

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Several calls received to a large lorry on fire on the M1 south bound between J21A - 21
Large amounts of smoke can be seen

Updated Incident Information: Incident is approx. 1/2 mile before the Leicester Forest East Services
Lorry Trailer well alight.
No casualty's.
1 Hose Reel Jet and 2 Breathing Apparatus in use
Southbound carriageway will remain closed
Northbound Carriageway is open

Public Statement Issued:


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