Time Incident Posted: 01:00

Incident Date: 12/08/2019

Incident Location: M1 northbound between Junction 23 and Junction 23A

Incident Number: 12824

Incident Type: Lorry fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 00:30

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 3 Fire engines (Loughborough, Castle Donington & Shepshed) and a water carrier from Loughborough station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Multiple emergency calls to reports of an Articulated curtain sided lorry involved in fire on the M1 motorway.

On arrival Fire crews confirmed this was a lorry carrying pallets of paint, fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus and hose reel jets were tackling the blaze. For the safety of emergency service personnel and road users, the Fire service have closed the road.

Fire has been extinguished.

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