Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Car transporter alight

M25, Brentwood
06/02/2016 @ 07:18
Incident Number: 1766
In attendance: 2 x Brentwood, 1 x Waltham Abbey, 1 x Loughton, 1 x ingatestone, 1 x Chelmsford Water Bowser, 1 x Harold Hill (LFB)

Firefighters are tackling a fire between junctions junctions 28 and 27 of the anticlockwise carriageway of the M25. The fire has engulfed a car transporter carrying nine car. On arrival the incident commander reported that the transporter was completely alight.

Crews are using one main jet and two hose reel jets to tackle the blaze. The lorry is in the hard shoulder but heat from the fire has damaged the hard shoulder and lane one of the motorway. 

Firefighting operations have been hampered by poor water supplies and a water relay has been put into action (in which appliances take it in turns to leave the scene and replenish their on board water supplies), this accounts for the large number of fire engines in attendance.

As of 09:00 firefighting operations are continuing and the M25 has been closed because of the incident.

Update 10:30hrs: Firefighters are working to extinguish hot-spots using one hose reel jet.

Update 11:47hrs: The fire is now fully extinguished and crews are leaving the scene.

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