Car bursts into flames on M9 west of Edinburgh

A car has burst into flames on the M9 a few miles west of Edinburgh.

Monday, 17th June 2019, 1:29 pm
Firefighters have been sent to deal with the vehicle fire. Pic: Lisa Ferguson.

Two fire appliances have been called to deal with the burning vehicle on the westbound side of the M9, near Philpstoun.

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Pictures sent to the Evening News show flames spouting out of the car bonnet and smoke billowing up above, as the vehicle sits on the hard shoulder.

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The car owners have managed to remove lots of luggage from the boot of the car, saving possessions from fire damage.

A fire service spokeswoman said that no one has been hurt as a result of the vehicle fire.

Traffic has been building in the area as a result.

Traffic Scotland tweeted that the road was closed initially but it has since reopened to one lane.

Firefighters have been sent to deal with the vehicle fire. Pic: Lisa Ferguson.
The car burst into flames on the M9 near Edinburgh.