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Car engulfed in flames
Monday 29th August 2016 @ 08:30 by Nigel Skinner
Ashton News

A driver had a lucky escape when his car burst into flames on the hard shoulder of the M60 near Ashton on Sunday afternoon.

Fire crews from Ashton and Oldham were called to extinguish the blaze at around 3.20pm.

Two lanes of the motorway were closed as the Seat Leon car was engulfed in flames.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish the blaze while dry sand was used on the road for an oil spill.

Emergency services were at the scene for around 20 minutes.