Tanker catches fire on A1 (M) near Boroughbridge
May 13, 2021
A1 (M) fire
Firefighters at the scene this morning. Photograph: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service station manager Bob Hoskins

Four crews from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the A1 (M) near Boroughbridge this morning after a tanker caught fire.

Crews from Harrogate, Knaresborough, Boroughbridge and Tadcaster rushed to the incident at 01.32am this morning.

The brakes and tyres of the tanker, which was carrying sugar, had set on fire. The crews were able to detach the trailer from the cab, which luckily didn’t set alight.

A section of the A1 (M) near junction 47 and 48 was closed for 90 minutes.

In its incident summary, the fire service said:

“Crews used two breathing apparatus sets and two hose reel jets.”

Highways England said it was called at the same time to patrol the traffic.

All lanes were reopened by 2.57am. The last of the fire crews left the scene at 2.45am.

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