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Vehicle catches fire on M18

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*Photograph: John Mangan

Emergency services are attending to a vehicle which caught fire on the M18 shortly after 4:20pm.

On Tuesday evening, emergency services were notified of a vehicle catching fire while on the M18. The vehicle had stopped in close proximity to the exit for the Tulla Rd at junction 13 southbound along the M18 after noticing smoke emerging from the engine.

The Clare Echo understands that nobody was injured.

Motorists have been advised to take care if making an essential journey as smoke from the vehicle has affected the visibility of some drivers.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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