HGV Fire, M42 Junction 7 – two fire engines attended

Several calls were received this morning at 07.15 hours, Thursday 17th August to reports of a HGV on fire on the carriageway linking the M6 with M42 heading southbound.  Coleshill fire crew used a Hose Reel whilst wearing breathing apparatus and a ladder and Thermal Image Camera to put the fire out. Fire crews were in attendance for approximately one hour and liaised with Police and Highways Department.