M27 vehicle fire "destroys" engine and leads to long delays for drivers

A vehicle fire "destroyed" a car's engine and led to long delays on the M27 during rush hour.
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Drivers trying to make their way home westbound were subjected to long delays from just before 6pm on Tuesday. Fire crews from Hightown and Fareham attended the fire between junction 9 and 8.

A Hampshire fire service spokesperson said: “Firefighters wearing breathing equipment used a hose reel to extinguish the fire which destroyed the engine and passenger compartment of the car. The initial call came in at 5.45pm and the stop message shortly after 6pm.”

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