Lorry fire, M6 southbound junctions 7-6

Three lanes to remain closed for some time, for vehicle recovery and motorway repairs

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Published on 13 July 2022
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At 7.10am we were alerted to a lorry on fire on the southbound M6 motorway, between junctions 7 (Great Barr) and 6 (Gravelly Hill).

Three fire engines responded, crewed by firefighters from West Bromwich, Walsall and Erdington fire stations.

They arrived to find the HGV well alight. The vehicle was carrying soft drinks and toiletries.

The fire was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using hose reel jets. By 7.55am they were damping the vehicle down.

At 8.20am our colleagues at National Highways confirmed that one lane of the southbound motorway had been reopened, but that three lanes were likely to remain closed for some time for vehicle recovery and infrastructure repair.

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Our crews had left the scene by 9.50am and the incident was being managed by officers from National Highways.

At 10.40am they confirmed that the lorry had been recovered, debris has been cleared to the hard shoulder and three lanes were open. Traffic delays were reducing.

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