Drivers spot car 'totally ablaze' on M55 near Kirkham

A Mercedes on fire was spotted by drivers on the hard shoulder of the M55.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 3:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 4:34 pm

Drivers reported a car fire on the M55 westbound approximately one mile away from junction 3 (Wesham Interchange) today (January 16).

One witness said: "I drove past a Mercedes that was totally ablaze.

"A fire engine has just drove past me."

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Fire engines from Wesham Fulwood have been sent to a car fire on the M55.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue said: "We were called at 3.19pm.

"Two fire engines from Fulwood and Wesham attended a vehicle fire on the hard shoulder of the M55 westbound, between junctions 1 and 3.

"When crews arrived, they found one vehicle well ablaze.

"Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus used one jet to extinguish the fire."

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Lancashire Police were unable to comment at this time.