Time Incident Posted: 12:08

Incident Date: 13/06/2019

Incident Location: M1 southbound J23-J22

Incident Number: 9981

Incident Type: Lorry fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 9981

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 3 Fire appliances (Loughborough, Coalville and Castle Donington) and a water carrier from Loughborough station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Several 999 calls received to a report of a lorry involved in fire on the M1.

On arrival crews confirmed this was a 1 HGV tractor unit involved in fire, Fire crews are using 1 hose reel jet to tackle the fire. The incident was quickly brought under control and our attendance was scaled down to 1 appliance.

At this time the we remain in attendance to damp down and make the vehicle safe.

The M1 southbound between junction 23 and 23 remains closed at this time.

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