False alarm car fire causes traffic standstill

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Road users are being warned to avoid the A38 northbound between Coxbench & Ripley, after the fire service were called to a possible car fire.

On arrival at just after 10.30am this morning (November 7), Alfreton crews found it to be a false alarm.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said there was a car in lane one which was found to be emitting steam from the engine. They left the scene at around 10.50am.