Police car bursts into flames after M1 chase, Chinderah

Three people have been arrested after two cars burst into flames the M1 this afternoon.

NSW police say a pursuit was underway in the northbound lanes, with police deploying road spikes at the Duranbah Tunnel.

The sedan then came to a stop and pulled over on the grass, where the police car also stopped.


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The grass then caught fire, spreading to both vehicles.

They were both destroyed in the incident.

One police officer has been taken to Tweed Heads hospital for smoke inhalation as a precaution.

Three men were assessed at the scene, before being taken into custody.

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