Horsebox blaze on M62

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Two lanes of the M62 were closed while firefighters dealt with a horsebox fire.

Road Traffic PC Cameron Buchan said the horsebox was completely gutted in the blaze at 3.30 pm Saturday.

Pic by Courier reader Anne Mitchell

Pic by Courier reader Anne Mitchell

“Thankfully, the horse was freed from the van very soon and tethered at the side of the motorway,” he said.

The incident happened on the eastbound section by Hartshead Moor Service Station near Brighouse.

Congestion lasted for approximately one hour before all lanes reopened.

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