Land Rovers destroyed in car transporter blaze

Picture courtesy of @Mirf_Chris

Picture courtesy of @Mirf_Chris

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The M62 motorway was closed for several hours yesterday (Tuesday) after a car transporter burst into flames and sent smoke billowing across the carriageway.

Firefighters from Rastrick, Halifax and Rochdale were called to the eastbound carriageway near junction 23 between Scammonden and Outlane at around 6.25pm.

The driver managed to pull over to the hard shoulder and escape his cab before the fire spread, destroying three of the cars.

Fire crews saved four of the vehicles but the motorway was shut in both directions while emergency services dealt with the incident.