M11 bus fire latest updates – check traffic conditions

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Discover the latest on the M11 bus fire incident today near Cambridge. Stay informed about the cause, casualties, and traffic disruptions.

M11 bus fire latest updates
Source: Joe Mould

At 06:42 GMT, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service received reports of a double-decker bus fire southbound between junctions 12, for Cambridge, and 11, near Great Shelford.

Crews arrived to find an M11 bus well alight on the exit slip road at junction 11, prompting its closure.

Cause of the M11 bus fire

The cause of the Cambridgeshire bus fire today was determined to be accidental, according to a spokesperson from the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Initial reports indicated that the vehicle involved was a double-decker bus, which witnesses described as “totally ablaze.”

The M11 bus fire ignited on the slip road of Junction 11, leading to its closure as emergency crews worked to extinguish the flames using two hose reels.

The blaze was successfully contained, and the fire was completely extinguished by 7:55 am.

Causalities of the M11 double-decker bus fire

Fortunately, no major casualties resulted from the M11 bus fire today.

However, one individual sustained minor burns to the hands and was treated by emergency crews at the scene.

The prompt response from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service ensured the safety of all individuals involved in the incident.

Affect on traffic

The M11 bus fire caused significant disruptions to traffic flow in the area, with the southbound exit slip road near Harston closed to motorists.

Congestion quickly built up along the M11, stretching back to the Cloverleaf Interchange at Girton.

Traffic monitoring site INRIX reported queuing traffic at J11 A10 Cambridge Road in Cambridge South/Harston.

Motorists traveling through the affected area were advised to plan their journeys accordingly, although the duration of the closure and resulting delays remained uncertain at the time of reporting.

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