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Coach bursts into flames on M40

Solihull Editorial 8th Jul, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

THIS burnt out shell is what was left after a fire broke out on a coach on the M40.

Firefighters were called to the hard shoulder of the northbound carriageway between the Longbridge junction and the junction for Henley-in-Arden around 5pm on Tuesday (July 7).

Two crews from Leamington and a water carrier – a specialist unit which holds more then 5,000 litres of water – were sent to the scene and arrived to find the coach well alight.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus spent two hours fighting the blaze and the motorway was closed in both directions owing to high levels of smoke but reopened shortly after 7.45pm.

No-one is thought to have been injured.


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