Fire crews race to the M62 after car bursts into flames

Fire crews were scrambled to the M62 tonight after a car burst into flames.

It happened on the eastbound carriageway near Rochdale and Oldham.

The fire service said they were called to the stretch of the motorway between junctions 21 for Milnrow and Shaw and junction 22 for Denshaw shortly before 7:45pm.

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A silver Volkwswagen which was on the hard shoulder had caught fire they said and was “well alight” when crews arrived.

Thankfully all occupants were out of the car and no was injured.

However, firefighters used breathing apparatus and hose reels to extinguish the flames.

They were on the scene for around an hour a spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said.

Two lanes were closed with Highways England traffic officers on the scene to help divert traffic around it.

However there were reports of delays as a result.

Manchester Evening News – Oldham