Mo­tor­way shuts as fire breaks out

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

A sec­tion of the M20 coast­bound was closed on Mon­day af­ter­noon af­ter a van went up in flames.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened at around 1.30pm be­tween junc­tion 8 for Leeds and junc­tion 9 for Ash­ford.

Traf­fic was briefly held just past the junc­tion 8 slip road and two fire en­gines at­tended to tackle the blaze.

Thick black smoke could be seen for miles.

The in­ci­dent caused long de­lays for mo­torists.

Two fire en­gines at­tended to put out the flames on the burn­ing van

The fire dam­age on the van was clear to see

Traf­fic was held on the M20

Pic­ture: Bradley Toghill

The van en­gulfed in flames

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