Car fire on A1(M) between Stevenage and Letchworth

The scene after the car fire on the A1(M) between Stevenage and Letchworth. Picture: Hitchin Fire St

The scene after the car fire on the A1(M) between Stevenage and Letchworth. Picture: Hitchin Fire Station - Credit: Archant

Emergency crews have tackled a car fire on the A1(M) between Stevenage and Letchworth that saw a pillar of smoke billow into the air.

The scene during the car fire on the A1(M) between Stevenage and Letchworth. Picture: Hitchin Fire S

The scene during the car fire on the A1(M) between Stevenage and Letchworth. Picture: Hitchin Fire Station - Credit: Archant

Hitchin and Baldock firefighters used a hosereel to tackle the blaze on the northbound carriageway between Junction 8 for Stevenage and Junction 9 for Letchworth Gate, after being called at about 1.30pm.

The white car involved was on the hard shoulder. Road policing officers also attended and helped to keep the scene safe.

Traffic moved slowly along the stretch while the fire was dealt with, but conditions have now returned to normal.