Time Incident Posted: 10:54

Incident Date: 24/02/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: M1 southbound junction 20 - 19

Incident Number: 2831

Incident Type: vehicle fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 10:25

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 appliance from wigston fire station and 1 from Rugby

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: stop message recieved at 10:59


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: 1 flat bed lorry carrying wood chippings involved in fire.
exhaust of lorry has ignited the chippings
1 hose reel jet in use
lane 1 and the hard shoulder of the southbound carriageway have been closed by the fire service
request attendance of the police for traffic management

Updated Incident Information: stop message - small amount of wood chippings on the back of the lorry have now been extinguished
vehicle is to be recovered
lane 1 will be open shortly although the hard shoulder will remain closed for the recovery of the vehicle
crews making up equipment

Public Statement Issued:


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