Lucky escape for couple as car gutted by fire on M1 near Meadowhall

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A couple had a dramatic escape as their car was destroyed by fire on the M1 near Meadowhall.

The pair, from North Yorkshire, were passing Sheffield on their way to London when the incident happened around 8pm last night.

It happened on Junction 34 by the Meadowhall slip road in the southbound direction.

The couple got out of their Volkswagen Golf car, which was gutted by the fire.

The slip road was closed while a crew from Tankersley fire station spent around 40 minutes at the scene putting out the blaze.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the couple had said the vehicle had lost power and then the engine caught fire.

He said the pair were taken home by a recovery vehicle.