Northampton

Bus fire closes two lanes of M1 in Northamptonshire

A bus with 13 people on board has caught fire on the M1 in Northamptonshire.

The incident happened at about 0300 BST on the southbound carriageway near junction 18. The bus stopped and the people inside were led to safety.

Two lanes of the motorway were closed for a time and then one remained closed while the bus was recovered from the scene.

By 0900 BST both lanes of the carriageway had been reopened.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to the blaze at about 0300 BST to reports that the vehicle's brakes had caught fire.

The fire was brought under control after about 40 minutes.

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