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Lorry fire shut the M55 and M6 at Preston during Saturday evening

Posted on - 10th May, 2020 - 1:14pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, Preston News, Roads, Sharoe Green, Transport
The lorry could be seen burning on the hard shoulder of the motorway Pic: Highways England
The lorry could be seen burning on the hard shoulder of the motorway Pic: Highways England

A lorry driver escaped from their burning vehicle during Saturday evening.

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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent four crews to deal with a lorry on fire on the M6.

The M55 eastbound from the Broughton roundabout to where it joins the M6 southbound at Junction 32 was shut for around three hours.

The lorry became ablaze shortly after 9pm on Saturday (May 9).

Firefighters from Fulwood, Preston and Penwortham attended the fire and it took two crews around half-an-hour to extinguish the fire.

The motorway reopened shortly after 12midnight with one lane closed while the burned out shell of the lorry was recovered.

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