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9:45 AM

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M1 northbound

9:45 AM, Friday 21 May, 2021

Empty fuel tanker on fire on motorway

M1 northbound between Newport Pagnell Service area and junction 15 (Northampton)

One appliance and crew from Newport Pagnell, one from Broughton, one from West Ashland, one from Bedfordshire and an officer attended.

Firefighters used two hose reels, two sets of breathing apparatus, a water tanker, a toolkit and a thermal imaging camera.

They escorted the tractor unit to Newport Pagnell Service Area, and remained at the scene awaiting recovery of the trailer unit.