Emergency crews tackle car fire on A1(M) southbound between Letchworth and Stevenage

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

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

Firefighters have tackled a serious car fire on the A1(M) southbound between Letchworth and Stevenage this afternoon.

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

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

Engines from Hitchin and Stevenage fire stations attended the scene between Junction 9 for Letchworth Gate and Junction 8 for Stevenage after being called at 4.33pm.

The car was well alight on the hard shoulder, and a hosereel and two sets of breathing apparatus were used to tackle the blaze – which was out by 5pm.

No injuries have been reported, thankfully.

The motorway is congested, but traffic is moving past the scene of the fire.

The scene on the A1(M) after the car fire between Letchworth and Stevenage. Picture: @roadpoliceBCH

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


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