Lorry ablaze on M6 in Lancashire

This was the scene as a lorry caught fire on the M6 in Lancashire.

By David Nowell
Sunday, 10th May 2020, 8:47 am
Updated Sunday, 10th May 2020, 8:50 am
The lorry on fire, Picture: Highways England
The lorry on fire, Picture: Highways England

At around 9.20pm on Saturday night, four fire engines from Fulwood, Preston and Penwortham attended a heavy goods vehicle on fire on the M6 southbound at junction 32 near Broughton.

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Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

The sliproad from the M55 was closed for a time, as was a lane of the M6 while emergency services dealt with the incident.

The HGV was later removed from the scene.