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M20 closed between Junctions 8 and 9 due to burning Range Rover

A burning 4x4 forced the closure of a stretch of motorway.

The coastbound M20 between Junction 8 for Leeds Castle and Junction 9 for Ashford was shut as emergency services battled to extinguish a burning Range Rover.

Two fire engines were sent to the scene of the blaze, which started at about 2pm near the exit at Junction 9.

A section of the M20 is closed due to the burning Range Rover (14030048)
A section of the M20 is closed due to the burning Range Rover (14030048)

Grass was also been set alight by the fire.

A police spokeswoman said: "Kent Police was called to a report of a car alight just after 2pm on Friday 19 July 2019.

"Officers attended the scene on the coastbound carriageway of the M20 near Junction 9 to assist the Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

"The road was clear by around 3.20pm."

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