Time Incident Posted: 17:52

Incident Date: 03/07/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: M69 J1

Incident Number: 10970

Incident Type: Fire

Initial Emergency Call Received: 17:13

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 Fire Engines and Water Carrier

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Several calls received to a lorry carrying hay bales on fire on the M69
Approx 100 hay bales are fully involved in fire

Updated Incident Information: 20:00 - M69 is fully closed whilst two diggers are dragging out the hay bales. Fire Service crews are damping down using two main jets and four breathing apparatus wearers are working in the open.
Trapped traffic has been released but the M69 will remain closed until the fire is fully extinguished, hay removed and repairs carried out to the carriageway.

Public Statement Issued: M69 Closed in both directions, please avoid and find alternative routes.


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