Engine fire causes Doncaster motorway delays

Fire Engine on call
Fire Engine on call

DRIVERS faced afternoon delays on a Doncaster motorway after a lorry engine caught fire.

One lane was closed causing slow traffic for hundreds of motorists on the southbound carriageway of the A1(M) near Scawsby.

The lorry driver called emergency services when he pulled over after noticing the engine compartment had set alight.

The incident happened around 3pm on Thursday.

Crews from Doncaster and Adwick attended and used a hose reel to put out the blaze.

The driver was unhurt.