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Lorry blaze on M2 in Antrim causes traffic disruption

Published 08/09/2016

Early morning traffic was disrupted on the M2 motorway on Thursday after a lorry went on fire.

Four fire engines were involved in dealing with the ablaze articulated lorry on the northbound on-slip at J6 Rathbeg, Co Antrim.

A lorry went on fire on the M2 on-slip at Rathbeg on Thursday morning.
A lorry went on fire on the M2 on-slip at Rathbeg on Thursday morning.

Crews were called out at around 9.15am and brought it under control just before 10.30am.

The cause of the fire was “accidental ignition”, a spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said.

Part of the motorway was closed for a time but has since reopened.

 

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