Driver unhurt after lorry fire

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A driver escaped unhurt after his lorry burst into flames on the M6 this morning, Tuesday, February 25.

Two fire crews from Lancaster and a third from Carnforth were called to the northbound sliproad at junction 33 at 5.26am.

The trailer of an articulated lorry which was carrying parcels caught fire.

Fifteen firefighters used breathing apparatus and a hose reel to put the flames out. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman John Taylor said the crews spent about 90 minutes at the scene damping down the area to make sure any residual embers could not reignite.

He said the blaze was “severe”.

The Highways Agency closed one lane of the motorway while the incident was dealt with.

The blaze caused extensive damage to the vehicle’s trailer.