09:38 stop message - 1 vehicle involved in fire. 2 Breathing apparatus and 2 Hose reels in use. Both lanes of carriageway closed for fire fighting operations.
09:49 further informative message - Fire service have now opened 1 lane of traffic on the A607. Fire service will await the attendance of the police as the vehicle is still on the carriageway
Fire service remaining in attendance until the arrival of recovery company as the vehicle is in a dangerous location. Fire service unable to move the vehicle as it as melted to the tarmac.
cause believed to be mechanical, damage - 100% by fire to the engine compartment and 100% by smoke to all other areas of the car.
recovery now in attendance.
cause and damage to follow Public Statement Issued:
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