Time Incident Posted: 11:36

Incident Date: 12/11/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: M69 East Jct 2 - Jct 3

Incident Number: 17436

Incident Type: Fire Hazardous Load

Initial Emergency Call Received: 10:13

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Appliances from Hinckley and Southern stations

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed: 11:13

Damage: Severe damage by fire to 6 batteries and approx. 20% damage to curtain sided lorry.

Believed Cause: Short circuit in battery pack

Initial Information: Several calls received to a lorry on fire on the M69. The lorry was believed to be carrying batteries.

Updated Incident Information: Upon arrival crews found a large articulated lorry involved in fire. The lorry was carrying waste batteries.
2 breathing apparatus and 1 high pressure hose reel were used to extinguish the fire.

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