A job well done, as fire crews put out M62 burger lorry fire

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A LORRY carrying burgers, buns and oil caught fire while on the way to McDonalds at Hartshead Moor services.

Fire crews from Cleckheaton and Brighouse were called out at 4.30am on Thursday morning after reports a lorry had caught fire between junctions 25-26.

The driver had noticed a puncture while driving along the eastbound carriageway of the M62, as he was trying to make a delivery to the McDonalds restaurant at the nearby services.

The back end of the lorry was on fire by the time he pulled onto the hard shoulder and disconnected the trailer from the cab.

Cleckheaton watch commander Colin Brown said: “The lorry was filled with burgers, buns and supplies for McDonalds in the services. There was also some waste oil, which was very dangerous.

“It took the two crews several hours to put the fire out properly.”