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M54 closed as blaze destroys car

By Mat Growcott | Transport | Published:

Rush hour traffic came to a standstill on the M54 today after a car was destroyed by a blaze.

Fire fire crews were called to the fire, just before Junction 3 for Albrighton on the westbound carriageway, before closing off the motorway completely for 15 minutes.

The car blaze was reported at around 8am, with a full closure in place from 8.20am.

The blazing car on the M54. Photo: Shaun Howorth.

Three fire crews from Albrighton and two from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue attended.

The fire crews used breathing apparatus and a hosereel jet to tackle the flames.

A second lane was opened at 8.34am and the area had been fully reopened by 8.50am.

The fire service said that the fire was due to an engine malfunction.

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Reporter - @MGrowcott_Star

Shropshire Star reporter

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