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Milk tanker fire closes lanes on the M6 southbound at Preston

Posted on - 17th January, 2016 - 11:51am | Author - | Posted in - News, Ribbleton, Roads
Tanker on the hard shoulder of the M6 Pic: Mark Woodward/Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

Tanker on the hard shoulder of the M6 Pic: Mark Woodward/Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

Three fire crews were scrambled to a fire involving a milk tanker on the M6.

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Crews were called the southbound section of the motorway on Sunday morning.

Part of the cabin of the tanker had been melted away in the blaze, which started around 11.04am.

Mark Woodward, watch manager at Preston Fire Station, tweeted there had been no injuries and there was no environmental risk from the blaze.

Emergency services closed lanes while the fire was brought until control Pic: Mark Woodward/Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

Emergency services closed lanes while the fire was brought until control Pic: Mark Woodward/Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

He said: “Fire was prevented from spreading to the milk tanker by quick firefighting attack from the Fulwood crew.

“The milk should be ok to transfer.”

Police closed a number of lanes on the section between Junction 32 and Junction 31A while the fire was brought under control.

Highways England said as of 11.50am one lane was closed and congestion was easing.

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