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Multi-vehicle fire forces M6 closure near Stafford

M6 lorry fire
The fire was on the northbound side of the M6 just after junction 14 for Stafford

A van fire which spread to a car transporter has forced the closure of the M6 in Staffordshire.

Traffic was stopped between junction 14 for Stafford and junction 15 for Stoke-on-Trent, after the fire broke out at 09:45 GMT.

It spread from the van to four other vehicles stored on a transporter lorry nearby, said the fire service.

Nobody was hurt, and the fire is believed to have started accidentally.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue crews stayed at the scene to investigate the cause of the fire.

A burnt-out van and transporter on the M6
Crews from five fire stations were sent to the scene

One lane initially remained closed on the M6 northbound for recovery and clear-up work, said National Highways.

All lanes were later reopened.

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