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Ambulance fire on motorway near Tamworth

Photos courtesy of Coleshill Fire Station

Firefighters were called to part of the M42 near Tamworth after a private ambulance became engulfed in flames.

Crews received reports of the blaze at 7.25am yesterday (7 April) between junctions 9 and 10.

On arrival, firefighters discovered the vehicle well alight and with several oxygen cylinders involved.

Nobody was hurt in the incident, whilst part of the carriageway was blocked off as firefighters tackled the flames.

A spokesperson for Coleshill Fire Station said: "A team of Breathing apparatus wearers used hose reels and a main jet to bring the fire under control and thankfully nobody was hurt."

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service also released a statement on the incident, saying: "Firefighters extinguished the fire by carrying out a shuttle run for water.

"Equipment also used included a hose reel jet, 45mm jet and 2 breathing apparatus.  Highways were also in attendance."


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