Trailer full of coat hangers ablaze on motorway
An HGV trailer which was full of coat hangers caught fire on the M6 in a dramatic incident.
Flames could be seen shooting high into the night sky after the driver pulled the blazing trailer onto the hard shoulder of the northbound carriageway between junction 24 at Ashton and junction 25.
Firefighters were at the scene for around two hours and lanes of the motorway had to be shut while they tackled the fire.
Emergency services were called at around 8.50pm on Tuesday November 22 and found the trailer well ablaze.
Firefighters from Wigan, helped by a crew from Birchwood, managed to save the... read more
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