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Vehicle fire on QE2 Bridge

QE2 Bridge
31/07/2018 @ 13:14
Incident Number: 83371
In attendance: 2 x Grays


Firefighters were called to reports of a vehicle fire on the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge this afternoon.

Crews reported on arrival that one vehicle was completely alight on the southbound carriageway.

Two lanes were closed to ensure the safety of other motorists while crews tackled the fire.

Firefighters extinguished the fire completely by 1.47pm, before using a thermal imaging camera to ensure there were no remaining hotspots in the vehicle or surrounding area.

The vehicle has been destroyed. The fire was caused by an engine fault.

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