Time Incident Posted: 01:33

Incident Date: 22/03/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: M1 North Jct 20 - 21

Incident Number: 5943

Incident Type: Lorry Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 01:30

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Appliances from Lutterworth, Southern and Western stations. Water Carrier from Loughborough station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause: Accidental

Initial Information: Multiple calls received to 2 lorrys on fire on the northbound carriageway of the M1.

All 3 lanes on the Northbound side are closed.

Police attempting to close the Southbound carriageway.

Updated Incident Information: Fire service still have one appliance in attendance at incident, standing by whilst recovery is in progress, Northbound M1 is still closed and likely to remain until recovery complete and carriageway repairs carried out.

Public Statement Issued:


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