Motorhome fire

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  1. markh

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    Motorhome on fire just now, on the A1, by the Tranent exit in East Lothian

    Hope the occupants are all okay
     
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    Hope everyone ok, I did hear sirens when I was out a doggy walk a little while ago. :(
     
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    A1 A199 Wallyford - A198 Tranent - Accident

    Lane one (of two) is currently blocked on the Southbound A1 near to Bankton due to a road traffic incident.
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    A1 A198 Tranent - B6363 Gladsmuir - Closure

    The A1 is closed both directions at Bankton due to a Police Incident. Road users planning to use this road are advised to use an alternative route
     
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    hope all is well for them.
     
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    Just to update this.
    Met a friend while out dog walking today and it was her husband driving and she was following behind.
    The motorhome belonged to her hubby's parents, it was 17 years old and had just been through its MOT and he was taking it back to the storage place, (the one we also use) to be sold. He noticed smoke and pulled into the side and got Karen to back up her car and it went up very quickly and was too far gone by the time fire brigade arrived.
    They set the bypass verge on fire too. They are relieved that it was them taking it back and not their elderly parents. It seems to have been the alternator, imagine if it had been sold and happened with new owners on way home. Thankfully nobody hurt but shaken.
     
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    most fires are electrical I believe:censored:
     
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    Thanks for the update BB; how horrid for them, made worse by all the "what if..." questions.
    Thank goodness no-one was hurt. I hope your friend and her family are getting over the shock.
     
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    Thanks BB. for the update, it seemed wrong to put a like, good to know the people are safe.
     
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    They were ex motorhomers, they sold their Bolero end of last year. It seems there were still idiots trying to pass the burning motorhome with gas cylinders on board, one man tried to help with a extinquisher. Karen was waving a light and stopping traffic but one guy didn't take advice to carefully reverse and go down slip road but instead did a u turn and went down into oncoming traffic then realised before the situation got worse.:(
     
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    nice to know all ok .
     
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