Dramatic coach fire on the A1M today

Fire crews were called to the A1M to tackle a coach on fire.

Thursday, 2nd March 2017, 10:49 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:04 am
Coach fire on A1M.
Coach fire on A1M.

Firefighters from Durham, High Handenhold and Spennymoor tackled the blaze this morning.

The incident happened on the northbound carriageway near junction 63 at Chester-le-Street.

Fireman tackle coach fire on A1M.

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Crews used two hose reels and one breathing apparatus to tackle the fire.

The vehicle caught fire shortly before 9.30am and flames spread through the bus, which appeared to be gutted by the blaze, which caused motorway traffic to be brought to a standstill.

Fireman tackle coach fire on A1M.