Fire crews tackle camper van blaze on M6

Photo courtesy of Highways England North West Twitter

Firefighters have extinguished a fire on the M6 in Cheshire involving a camper van.

Shortly before 10.30am firefighters were called to reports of a vehicle alight on the M6 northbound, between junctions 18 and 19.

Three fire engines attended, one from Middlewich, one from Holmes Chapel and one from Lymm.

Crews cordoned off the first two lanes of the motorway and two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus each used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters damped down the camper van to make it safe, and used a thermal imaging camera to monitor the temperatures of three gas cylinders that were removed from the camper van before they arrived at the scene.

No-one is believed to have been injured as a result of the fire.

Firefighters were in attendance for nearly two hours, before handing the incident over to Highways England.

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