Firefighters from Stansted, Newport, Saffron Walden and Harlow called to tackle M11 car fire
PUBLISHED: 12:08 11 April 2018
Part of the M11 was closed yesterday as a result of a car fire on the northbound carriageway.
An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Firefighters from Stansted, Newport, Saffron Walden and Harlow were called to reports of a car fire on the M11 at 3.52pm yesterday (Tuesday 10 April).
“Crews reported on arrival that a car was completely alight on the northbound side of the road, between junctions 8 and junctions 9.
“Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire completely by 4.16pm and worked with the Highways Agency to ensure the road was re-opened once the scene was safe.”
On Twitter, Stansted Fire Station said: “Yesterday just before 4pm we were sent to a car on fire on the M11 between junctions 8 and 9.
“Wearing breathing apparatus two firefighters using two hosereel jets quickly extinguished the blaze.”
Highways England and Essex Police also attended the scene.