Time Incident Posted: 00:45

Incident Date: 11/01/2024

Incident Location: Incident Location: M42 Northbound between Jct 10 and Jct 11

Incident Number: 50876

Incident Type: large lorry on fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 23:50

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Fire engines from Tamworth, Polesworth and Ashby. Water Carrier from Coleshill

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 04:15

Damage: Severe by fire to tipper lorry

Believed Cause: Accidental - Electrical fault

Initial Information: Call from driver of a tipper lorry reporting a fire on the lorry

Updated Incident Information: On arrival Incident Commander confirmed 1 Tipper Lorry involved in fire, carrying approximately 20 tonnes of asphalt on fire.
1 water jet and 4 Breathing apparatus wearers fighting the fire.
Crew attempting to confirm how much asphalt is involved in fire.
Fire service and other agencies on scene.
M42 Northbound between J10 and J11 is closed
01:26hrs - Lane 2 of the northbound carriageway now reopened to reduce backlog of traffic

Public Statement Issued:


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