Vehicle Fire on M61, Southbound

Date: 08/08/2020

Time: 14:10:00

Address: M61, Near Junction8, Chorley

Incident Number: 2008002595

Firefighters from Chorley and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a fire involving a vehicle on the M61 near to junction 8, Chorley. The car was well alight on the hard shoulder of the motorway when crews arrived and it was extinguished using breathing apparatus and a hose reel. Crews fenced off lane one around the vehicle and used a ventilation unit to make the scene safe and were assisted by Police and Highways England. Crews were in attendance approximately one hour and ten minutes.