VIDEO: Car fire causing long delays on A1 near Alconbury

A car fire caused long delays on the A1 southbound near Huntingdon this morning, Tuesday June 6.

Tuesday, 6th June 2017, 9:14 am
Updated Thursday, 8th June 2017, 3:40 pm
The car fire on the A1. Photo: @RoadpoliceBCH
The car fire on the A1. Photo: @RoadpoliceBCH

The taxi, which was full of passengers on the way to the airport, caught fire on the southbound carriageway near Brampton Hut at around 7.40am. Fire crews and police attended the scene but there were long delays back to Alconbury Spur.

Crews from St Neots, Huntingdon and Sawtry attended. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish the fire and returned to their stations by 8.26am.

Nobody has been injured in the incident, but motorists were asked to avoid the area or approach with care.

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The cause was accidental, by equipment.