PICS: Schoolkids' coach destroyed in M1 blaze

Firefighters from Derbyshire and South Yorkshire attended a major fire on the M1.
Firefighters from Derbyshire and South Yorkshire attended a major fire on the M1.
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Firefighters have released images after a major fire on the M1 ripped through a coach carrying school children.

No-one was injured in the blaze that occurred at around 5.45pm yesterday (Wednesday, July 13).

The incident involved a coach which set fire on the motorway while carrying school children home from a trip to Alton Towers.

The incident involved a coach which set fire on the motorway while carrying school children home from a trip to Alton Towers.

Firefighters from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue and South Yorkshire fire services were in attendance at the fire, which is said to have started accidentally, between junctions 30 and 31 of the M1.

A spokesperson for DFRS said: "We sent fire engines from Staveley to a coach fire at Woodhall Services - no-one was hurt."

SYFR said: "Firefighters from Central and Brierley Moor fire stations attended at 5.45pm and came away at 7pm.

"The coach was carrying school children back from a trip to Alton Towers. It was started accidentally but we don't have anymore information than that."

Crews attended at 5.45pm and the fire was out just over an hour alter.

Crews attended at 5.45pm and the fire was out just over an hour alter.