Lorry driver taken to hospital after M11 fire

Lorry catches fire on the M11 between Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire

A driver was taken to hospital after a lorry caught fire on the M11. - Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

A driver was taken to hospital after a lorry caught fire on the M11.

The fire took place on Junction 11 heading northbound, where fire crews from Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire attended just after 5.30am on December 16.

A Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We got the call just after 5.30am to a lorry fire on the M11. 

“Two crews from Cambridgeshire and another from Hertfordshire are in attendance with two water carriers.  

Aftermath of a lorry fire on M11 in Cambridgeshire

Some of the aftermath after a lorry fire on the M11. - Credit: National Highways

“The driver of the lorry was treated by an ambulance crew for smoke inhalation.” 

The northbound carriageway was reopened on Thursday evening.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesperson said the driver was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. 

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“Injuries are not thought to be life threatening,” they said.