Firefighters praised after lorry carrying aerosols caught fire on M11

Fire services have been praised after a lorry carrying aerosol cans burst into flames on the M11. The incident happened on Wednesday, July 14 with the cans scattering across both carriageways. The carriageway between Duxford (Junction 8) and Stansted Airport (Junction 10) was shut as Highways England and Essex Police worked to remove debris and open it again as soon as possible.

: Live updates as police respond to serious crash in Royston Fire crews were dispatched from Newport, Saffron Walden, Dunmow, Stansted and Hawkwell to put out the fire. The driver was not seriously hurt during the incident.

Following the fire, crews were praised for the way in which they dealt with the complex scene.

Dave Bond, the Station Manager for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, said: “I would like to thank everyone involved in bringing this incident to a safe conclusion – and in particular our control team who received dozens of calls with conflicting reports but still managed to get crews to the scene quickly.” Photos were released by Essex County Fire and Rescue showing the HGV and the damage to the motorway during and after the fire. The M11 was reopened at around midnight last night (July 15).

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