Crews attend lorry fire

Firefighter in breathing apparatus tackling red flames
We were called to the M6 northbound between junctions 12 and 13 at 11.30am on Sunday (16 April) following reports of a lorry fire. 
On arrival, fire crews found a lorry overturned and on fire. 
Both northbound and southbound routes were closed at 11.55am. 
Crews from Cannock, Chase Terrace, Cheadle and Stafford attended as did air ambulance, Highways and our colleagues from Staffordshire Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service. 
Crews used two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. 
The driver of the lorry, a man in his 40s, was taken to hospital for precautionary checks. 
The southbound route was reopened just after 12.20pm. 
The northbound route was reopened later in the day. 
Crews left the scene just before 1.40pm. 

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