Woman escapes injury after Mini catches fire on A1(M)

A woman escaped injury after her car caught fie on the A1(M) last night.

The incident happened at about 7.20pm between the Leeming and Baldersby junctions on the southbound carriageway

Bedale, Colburn and Ripon fire crews responded to multiple reports of the Mini Cooper well alight on the hard shoulder.

The driver had pulled over onto the hard shoulder and managed to get out of the car uninjured.

Crews extinguished the fire using breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet.