Woman suffers serious burns in M61 car fire

A woman is being treated for serious burns after a car fire on the M61 in Lancashire.

The woman, believed to be from south Manchester, was in a Vauxhall Vectra with a man and three children when it caught fire near the Blacow junction with the M6.

Police were called at about 16:10 BST and closed the carriageway northbound while investigations were carried out.

The M61 has since reopened although police said it was congested.

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