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Crane fire

A mobile crane caught fire on the M1 Motorway in the UK yesterday, blocking one lane on the northbound exit slip-road/ramp at junction 26.

The photograph from the Highways Agency press release does not show what type of crane it is, and the information provided states that it is a 60 tonne crane. However the only report that we have so far is that it is a five axle Spierings mobile tower crane – although we have not been able to confirm this.

If it is a Spierings this will be the second fire on one of these cranes in the past three months - see: Crane on fire. However most of the fire reports we receive – and there are too many of them – involve more traditional All Terrain cranes.
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The photo released by the UK Highways Agency

If you have any more information please do let us know, the crane is due for recovery overnight.