Emergency Services at scene of M1 caravan fire

A young family is believed to have escaped a caravan that went fire on the M1 this morning.

The incident is ongoing and happened at around 7am on Wednesday June 9 at junction 6 Lisburn, Belfast-bound.[1]

Emergency services are currently in attendance and the fire has been extinguished. The motorway remains open.

Trafficwatch NI said: ” #Lisburn[2] M1 citybound J6 – J3 M1 caravan fire on bus lane @goapplegreen[3] services, @NIFRSOFFICIAL[4] attending – Motorway remains open.”

In other traffic news, motorists are asked to avoid the A1 between Newry and Dundalk.

Police[5] say the carriageway is currently blocked by a lorry on fire, which has resulted in heavy smoke throughout the area.

Meanwhile, police have confirmed that a 19-year-old man has died following a single vehicle road traffic collision in Banbridge.

The collision, which was reported shortly after 1pm on Tuesday, June 8, occurred at Foxleigh Fields and involved a lorry.

Police attended the scene, where sadly, the man was pronounced dead.

Enquiries are ongoing, and police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101, quoting reference number 845 of 08/06/21.

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  1. ^ Belfast-bound. (www.belfastlive.co.uk)
  2. ^ #Lisburn (twitter.com)
  3. ^ @goapplegreen (twitter.com)
  4. ^ @NIFRSOFFICIAL (twitter.com)
  5. ^ Police (www.belfastlive.co.uk)
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