Car catches fire following four-vehicle accident on M11

FIREFIGHTERS were called to the scene of a four-vehicle accident on the M11 which caused one car to catch fire.

The accident happened on the southbound carriageway approaching Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted Airport, between junctions 9 and 8, at around 5.15pm.

No-one was trapped or injured.

Four Essex County Fire and Rescue Service crews - two from Saffron Walden, one from Stansted and one from Thaxted - were sent to the scene.

Wearing breathing apparatus and using two hose reel jets, they had extinguished the fire by 6pm.


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Motorists were stuck for almost two hoursbfore the motorway was fully reopened by 6.45pm.

The northbound carriageway was shut for about 10 minutes while firefighters worked on the blazing car.

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