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.

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.