Multi-vehicle fire at Lymm interchange

31/05/2018 - 08:10

Slip road coming off the M56 onto the M6 Lymm interchange

Three fire engines are in attendance, one from Lymm, one from Warrington and one from Altrincham


A number of vehicles on fire at Lymm interchangeAt around 8.10am firefighters were called to a fire on the eastbound slip road coming off the M56 onto the M6 Lymm interchange.

On arrival the crews discovered that the fire involved a car transporter carrying two small vehicles and towing a flat-bed van.

The vehicles were on the hard shoulder and were all alight.

Police and the Highways Agency attended and the road was closed while the incident was being dealt with.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters used an extension ladder to fight the fire from above.

Fuel leaked from one of the vehicles and approximately 25 litres of diesel mixed with water ran into the surface drains of the motorway. The Environment Agency was informed of this.

Firefighters were in attendance for around an hour and 40 minutes.

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Last updated: Thursday 31 May 2018

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