Car on fire on the M56

03/02/2021 - 07:12

M56 westbound, at Junction 9

Three fire engines attended, one from Lymm, one from Birchwood and one from Warrington


At around 7.10am firefighters were called to reports of a car being on fire on the M56 westbound, at Junction 9.

On arrival crews found the saloon car well alight on the hard shoulder of the entry slip road from the northbound M6.

Firefighters blocked the hard shoulder and the first lane from traffic before Highways England arrived.

A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and make the car safe.

Firefighters also monitored the temperature of the vehicle's engine compartment with a thermal imaging camera.

They handed the incident over to Highways England once they were satisfied that the fire was fully out and the car was safe.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 50 minutes.

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Last updated: Wednesday 03 February 2021