Firefighters race to motorway to battle major vehicle fire

The incident happened as crews from Bicester and Banbury fire station attended a vehicle fire on the M40 between Junctions 10 and 9 shortly after 8pm on Friday night (April 5). 

On arrival, crews were faced with a well alight vehicle, with smoke affecting both carriageways.

With a full southbound closure in place, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were able to commit a firefighter in BA to extinguish the fire using one of their high-pressure hose reels.

The firefighters took to Facebook to relay the news and posted two photographs of the team battling the car blaze on the motorway.

A spokesperson for the service said: “Thanks to swift intervention the carriageway was back open within 45 minutes of the initial call.”

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