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Car burst into flames on M62 near Rainhill
10:19am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
FIREFIGHTERS from St Helens were called to the M62 motorway after a car burst into flames.
The Ford Focus caught fire between junctions 6 and 7, near Rainhill shortly after 7am this morning.
Crews used two high pressure hoses to tackle the flames, whihc was extinguished by 7.31am.
A fire service spokesman said: "Half of the engine compartment was severely damaged by fire and heat. The rest of the vehicle was also severely damaged by smoke.
"The Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service control room received 13 calls about the fire.
"A fire appliance from Whiston Community Fire Station and one from St Helens Community Fire Station attended the call-out."
There are no reports of any injuries.
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