Major tailbacks on motorway as blaze breaks out in van
Motorists travelling north on the M1 towards Dundalk last week were faced with long tailbacks when a major blaze broke out in a vehicle on the northbound lane.
The van, which Dundalk gardai confirmed was a UK registered vehicle, reportedly caught fire while the driver was making his way along the motorway on Tuesday evening last, February 20th,
Luckily, the driver escaped unharmed. Dundalk Fire Service were called to the scene, and the van was later towed away.
Meanwhile, in separate developments, gardai at Dundalk have appealed to motorists not to leave valuables in their vehicles, particularly when parking at isolated locations around the county.
The warning came after a series of break-ins to vehicles in north Louth over the last week.
In one incident, a car was broken into at Ravensdale Park. Thieves searched the boot of the vehicle, and stole a handbag and its contents. Another vehicle was targetted near Templetown beach, with a ruck sack and its contents stolen.
Van on fire on M1.