Dramatic van fire closes lane on motorway

Posted on - 3rd March, 2017 - 9:14pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Roads, Transport
Van fire on M61. Credit: LancsRoadPolice

Fire crews were called to an incident after a van caught fire on the hard shoulder of the motorway this evening (March 3).

Two appliances are crews from Bamber Bridge and Chorley responded to a call to the blaze between junction 8 and 9 on the M61 northbound.

The incident took place at around 7.02pm and one lane was closed while crews and Lancashire Road Police dealt with the vehicle.

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Firefighters used two hosereel jets to extinguish the fire. There were no casualties as a result of the incident.

All lanes reopened at approximately 8.47pm.

Van fire on M61. Credit: LancsRoadPolice


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