Car catches fire on the M11

15:17 27 February 2014


Firefighters were called after a car caught fire on the M11 this afternoon (Thursday).

Two crews from Saffron Walden, along with others from Newport and Stansted, arrived at the scene, between junctions eight and nine of the southbound carriageway, shortly after the fire was reported just after 2pm.

The incident commander reported that the car was 100 per cent alight.

Firefighters used two hose reels to tackle the fire. It was extinguished by about 2.40pm.

1 comment

  • I drove past on the Northbound at about 14:10. The car was indeed 100% alight, thick black smoke and fierce dense flames totally enveloped the car. It looked as if it was a Range Rover and worryingly there didn't seem to be any people watching nearby so i hope everyone got out ok. I was concerned because on the drive north to the A14 slip road which must have taken 5 to 7 minutes i didn't see any emergency crews on route.

    Report this comment

    Jonathan Glazier

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

More news stories

40 minutes ago
A BBC cameraman films market traders in Saffron Walden

BBC News presenter Reeta Chakrabarti was in Uttlesford on Tuesday (October 6), filming part of a new series on housing that will be broadcast on the News at Ten in a few weeks time.

Yesterday, 07:00
Saffron Walden police station, which is to remain open under new plans

Saffron Walden will be the only police station in Uttlesford to remain open to the public after April under new plans announced on Tuesday (October 6) by Essex Police.

Yesterday, 10:25

The public has been provided with “skewed information” according to Essex Firefighters - ahead of proposed cuts of up to £20million.

Yesterday, 08:00
Stansted Bus

The first direct, non-stop express coach service between Stansted Airport and Kings Cross St Pancras will be launched on Sunday, October 11

Digital Edition

Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories