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11:00 AM

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11:00 AM, Thursday 12 May, 2022

Lorry fire affecting motorway embankment and sign

M40 Southbound, between Junction 6 (Lewknor) and Junction 5 (Stokenchurch)

Six appliances and crews, and three officers, were on the scene at the height of the fire.

The appliances and crews were from:

  • Thame
  • Wheatley
  • High Wycombe
  • Amersham
  • Slade Park, Oxford
  • Maidenhead (Control Unit)

All carriageways of the motorway were closed while the firefighters established a water shuttle and tackled the fire.

The firefighters used:

  • Four sets of breathing apparatus
  • Two main jets
  • Two hose reel jets
  • Small gear

The fire affected the motorway embankment, and a highways sign.

National Highways were also in attendance.