Coach fire extinguished after M1 blaze near Meadowhall

A coach fire on the M1 near to Meadowhall has been extinguished and traffic is starting to move again.

By Claire Lewis
Wednesday, 05 June, 2019, 09:15

The blaze broke out on the northbound M1 between Junction 34 for Meadowhall and 35 for Thorpe Hesley at around 7.45am today.

Firefighters have extinguished a coach fire on the M1 near to Meadowhall

Firefighters extinguished the flames and left the scene an hour later.

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Three lanes of the motorway were closed during the height of the blaze but all but one are now re-open.

Recovery arrangements have been made for the damaged coach.

There were no passengers on the coach and the driver escaped unharmed.