M54 closed as blaze destroys car

Rush hour traffic came to a standstill on the M54 today after a car was destroyed by a blaze.

Fire fire crews were called to the fire, just before Junction 3 for Albrighton on the westbound carriageway, before closing off the motorway completely for 15 minutes.

The car blaze was reported at around 8am, with a full closure in place from 8.20am.

The blazing car on the M54. Photo: Shaun Howorth.

Three fire crews from Albrighton and two from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue attended.

The fire crews used breathing apparatus and a hosereel jet to tackle the flames.

A second lane was opened at 8.34am and the area had been fully reopened by 8.50am.

The fire service said that the fire was due to an engine malfunction.




Date: 14 March 2018 | Source: Shropshire Star

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