FIRE crews responded to a suspected lorry fire on the M56 this morning.

Three fire engines attended - from Lymm, Warrington and Greater Manchester - to the scene on the M56 (eastbound) between junctions 9 and 10 at 7.26am today (Thursday, November 8).

A lorry driver had stopped his vehicle.

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire & Rescue said: "Shortly before 7.30am firefighters were called to reports of a vehicle fire on the M56 eastbound.

"Crews from Warrington, Lymm and Greater Manchester attended the scene and found that the driver of a HGV had stopped due to a suspected fire.

"The team used a thermal imaging camera to thoroughly examine the vehicle and found no signs of any fire.

"The vehicle had since been moved to the hard shoulder.

"The team ere in attendance for approximately one hour."