Lorry fire closes M20 in both directions between J8 and J9
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a lorry fire on the M20 London-bound, between junction 8 for Hollingbourne and junction 9 for Ashford, resulting in both carriageways being closed.
Five fire engines and a bulk water carrier attended, and crews wearing breathing apparatus put the fire out using compressed air foam and a hose reel jet.
There were no reported injuries and the cause is not yet known.
The affected section of the M20 is set to remain closed for a number of hours while debris is cleared and the scene is made safe. Follow @HighwaysSEast on Twitter for road closure updates.
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M20 London-bound, between J8 and J9
- Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
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