Crews from Lutterworth station confirmed that the tractor was fully involved in fire and was located on the grass verge near to Magna Park. Two breathing apparatus wearers were using one hose reel jet with foam in the open to extinguish the fire.
Initially the A5 in both directions was closed due to smoke over the carriageway, however the A5 was re opened quite quickly. Updated Incident Information: Public Statement Issued:
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