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PICTURES: BMW on fire on A9 near Inverness


By Alasdair Fraser


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A9 car fire near Longman landfill
A9 car fire near Longman landfill

A car fire has closed part of the A9 near Inverness with huge tailbacks reported.

Flames and smoke were seen billowing from a grey BMW on the northbound carriageway near the Longman landfill site a short time ago.

A9 car fire near Longman landfill
A9 car fire near Longman landfill

Traffic has reportedly ground to a standstill with police in attendance.

It is not yet known if anyone has been hurt.

A9 car fire near Longman landfill
A9 car fire near Longman landfill
A9 car fire near Longman landfill
A9 car fire near Longman landfill

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman confirmed one car was involved and said two fire appliances were in attendance after the alarm was raised at 11.53 am.

Car burnt out on A9 half mile from Longman Roundabout..
Car burnt out on A9 half mile from Longman Roundabout..

Police Scotland said they were assisting with traffic management, with tailbacks reported as far away as Culloden roundabout on the A96.


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