Coach fire along the M40 closed the motorway on Tuesday

Photo of the coach fire on the M40 near Warwick on Tuesday July 7.  Courtesy of Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Photo of the coach fire on the M40 near Warwick on Tuesday July 7. Courtesy of Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.
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This picture shows the aftermath of a coach fire near Warwick which left both lanes of the motorway closed for a hour on Tuesday.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue was called out to the motorway between junctions 15 and 16 after the coach caught fire during the afternoon.

Traffic was slowed before the road was closed by emergency service to tackle the blaze.

The single decker coach was left on the hardshoulder of the northbound carriageway after the fire broke out.

Nobody is believed to have been hurt in the incident.

Engines from Leamington were sent out at about 5pm and the road was closed for around one hour, leaving traffic backed up for miles.

The fire was tackled using help by the Water Carrier, a specialist unit which holds over 5,000 litres of water.