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

PUBLISHED: 17:16 26 May 2017 | UPDATED: 17:47 26 May 2017

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

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

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

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.

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