Firefighters extinguish van fire on M6

A van fire which spread to a vehicle transporter on the M6 in Stafford has been extinguished this morning (20 November).

Crews from Eccleshall, Gnosall, Stafford, Stone and a water carrier from Cannock went to the M6 northbound between junctions 14 and 15 at 9.45am. A white Mercedes Sprinter van was found on fire. It had spread to four other vehicles which were stored on a transporter lorry nearby.

Our colleagues from Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) and National Highways helped to close the road in both directions whilst we worked to put it out.

Hose reel jets were used to extinguish the blaze which was deemed to be accidental. Thankfully, no one was injured.

Crews are still at the scene alongside other emergency services whilst we make sure the area is safe and determine the cause.