Time Incident Posted: 01:36

Incident Date: 13/03/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: M1 Motorway Northbound between Junctions 20-21

Incident Number: 3682

Incident Type: Large Vehicle Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 01:03

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: One appliance and one Water Carrier from Lutterworth Fire Station, one appliance from Southern Fire Station and one appliance from Rugby Fire Station.

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed:

Damage: Lorry trailer destroyed by fire

Believed Cause: Accodental - Overheated brakes

Initial Information: Multiple calls received from members of the public stating that a lorry was on fire on the M1 Northbound carriageway between junctions 20 and 21.
Initially 3 appliances were mobilised, but upon arrival at the incident of the first appliance, a request was received for the water carrier.

Updated Incident Information: 01:28 One trailer detached from cab, fully involved in fire. The trailer is empty. Two breathing apparatus and two hose reels in use. The M1 motorway will be closed shortly.
01:55 - trailer still fully involved in fire, 2 breathing apparatus and 2 hose reels in use. Rugby fire appliance no longer required and released from incident.
02:20 - 2 breathing apparatus one main jet and short extension ladder in use, lane 3 of the motorway now reopened.
02:52 - Crouches recovery in attendance and decision has been made to tip trailer on its side so as to extinguish any hotspots. Breathing apparatus withdrawn crews expected to be committed for approximately 2 and a half hours.
03:54 - Stop message - trailer tipped onto side and hot spots extinguished using one main jet.

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