East Lothian traffic: A1 closed as emergency services rush to vehicle fire near Tranent
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The blaze started on the A1 near Tranent, at around 12.45pm on Monday, May 1. The Southbound off-slip of the A1 is currently closed due to the fire. One driver described the tailbacks as “huge” and witnessed several police cars heading to the scene.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 12.45pm on Monday, 1 May, 2023, police were called to assist the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service with a vehicle fire on the A1 at Tranent. Arrangements were made for the vehicle to be recovered.”
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 12.32pm on Monday, May 1 to reports of a car on fire at the A1 Gladsmuir to Bankton Junction near Tranent. Operations Control mobilised two fire appliances and firefighters extinguished a fire affecting one car. There were no reported casualties and crews left after ensuring the area was made safe.”