Gardaí ‘dealt’ with M1 midday
motorway blaze

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Motorists on the M1 witnessed dramatic scenes yesterday lunchtime on the M1 as a truck was consumed by fire on the hard shoulder of the busy motorway.

Motorists on the M1 witnessed dramatic scenes yesterday lunchtime on the M1 as a truck was consumed by fire on the hard shoulder of the busy motorway.

This stunning camera shot was sent in by a reader of the paper and clearly captures the inferno that consumed the truck just south of the border near the Carrickdale exit on the southbound side of the motorway.

A spokesperson for the Gardai said that a Garda patrol had visited the scene and that the issue had been ‘dealt with’.

The spokesperson said that though the blaze was just over the south side of the border, that a fire crew from Newry fought the savage fire and brought it under control.

No ambulance attended the scene and the paper understands that no one was injured as a result.