Time Incident Posted: 10:30

Incident Date: 28/02/2018

Incident Location: Incident Location: M1 Southbound between Jct 22 and Jct 21A

Incident Number: 2836

Incident Type: Van Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 07:31

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 pump from Coalville and 1 pump from Birstall

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 08:30

Damage: Severe fire to van

Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Several calls received to a lorry fire on the motorway

Updated Incident Information: Incident Commander confirmed 1 3.5tonne lorry carrying 3 bins containing aluminum, fire located in engine compartment.
2 hose reels and 2 breathing apparatus in use to extinguish the fire. Lorry fully involved in fire. All 3 lanes of the motorway have been closed
STOP 08:29hrs - Fire now out.

Public Statement Issued:


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