Time Incident Posted: 14:45

Incident Date: 31/10/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: M1 South Junction 21 to Junction 20

Incident Number: 16329

Incident Type: Lorry Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 12:32

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 appliance from Southern station, 1 appliance from Lutterworth, Water Carrier from Loughborough

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed:

Damage: 100% damage to articulated trailer and contents

Believed Cause: Accidental

Initial Information: Lorry on fire on the M1 South, reports of loud bangs and explosions.

Updated Incident Information: Crews confirmed the lorry was heavily involved in fire and carrying aerosols. 2 hose reels and 2 breathing apparatus in use.
The M1 Southbound was completely closed. 2 lanes of the Northbound carriageway also closed due to flying debris

Public Statement Issued:


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