Car bursts into flames on M6 near junction 33

A car caught fire on the hard shoulder of the M6 southbound near junction 33.

Thursday, 16th September 2021, 3:06 pm

Two fire engines from Preston and Fulwood rushed to the scene on the southbound carriageway at around 2.05pm today (September 16).

One lane was closed while crews extinguished a car that had caught fire on the hard shoulder near junction 33 (Hampson Green Interchange).

Firefighters equipped with one breathing apparatus used two hose reels to douse the flames.

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They remained in attendance at 3pm, the fire service said.

A spokesman for National Highways said: "Traffic Officers are currently at scene.

"Recovery are on their way to the area to assist."

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A car caught fire on the hard shoulder of the M6 southbound near junction 33.

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