Suspected stolen van found on fire at side of motorway

Firefighters tackled a blaze in a suspected stolen van that was found on the M61 last night.

Saturday, 7th March 2020, 8:17 am
Updated Saturday, 7th March 2020, 8:20 am
Crews called to van fire on M61

Two crews from Preston fire station and one from Bamber Bridge were called to the motorway near junction 9, Clayton Brook, at around 7.30pm.

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The incident was later scaled back to just one crew from Preston, who remained at the scene for 40 minutes with the Highways Agency.

One lane was closed for 30 minutes while they put out the fire.

A spokesman said: "The fire is under investigation, but we believe the van was stolen. No one was there when we turned up."