Fire crews tackle M11 car blaze

Crews from Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and Suffolk are attending a 20-acre crop fire in Chr

Cambridgeshire crews have attended a car blaze on the M11. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters have tackled a car blaze on the M11 near Duxford.

The incident started just before 10.50am. One crew from Cambridge and one crew from Sawston were called to the car fire on the M11 northbound between Junction 10 for Duxford and 11 for Trumpington. 

One lane of the stretch was closed while the incident was dealt with. 

A Cambs Fire service spokesperson said "Crews arrived to find the vehicle well alight on the hard shoulder.

"Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish the fire, before returning to their stations by 11.40am.

"The cause of the fire was accidental."

Cambs County Council Highways reported that the incident was cleared by 12.15pm.


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter