FIREFIGHTERS rescued a dangerously hot lorry on the M40 this morning. 

Both crews from Bicester went to the junction 10 services just after 5am. 


Writing on Facebook, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "After an inspection of the rear brakes and axle by our crews it was clear there had been a mechanical defect, with the axle almost white hot and lucky the radiating heat hadn’t set the rest of the lorry alight."

The team used two high-pressure hose reels to cool down the area until it was safe to hand back to the driver to arrange recovery. 


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