Time Incident Posted: 22:55

Incident Date: 28/08/2023

Incident Location: Incident Location: M1 northbound between Jct 21a and Jct 22

Incident Number: 63409

Incident Type: Vehicle fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 21:48

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Fire engines from Southern, Western and Coalville

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 23:00

Damage: Severe fire to vehicle

Believed Cause: Accidental believed an electrical fault

Initial Information: Multiple calls to a vehicle on fire on the motorway

Updated Incident Information: On arrival Incident Commander confirmed 1 vehicle well alight, 1 water hose reel and 2 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus in the open to extinguish the fire.
Lanes 1 and 2 closed for safety.
Vehicle involved a Ford C-Max.
Vehicle recovery being arranged by Highways Agency and vehicle occupants being taken to place of safety off the motorway.

Public Statement Issued:


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