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Kent Fire and Rescue Service tackles lorry alight on M20 London-bound between junction 9 for Ashford and 8 for Hollingbourne, near Maidstone


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Firefighters tackled a lorry fire on the London-bound carriageway of the M20 this morning.

Crews were called at 8.20am after the vehicle caught light between junction 9 for Ashford and junction 8 for Hollingbourne, near Maidstone.

The blaze, believed to have been caused by the HGV's brakes overheating, was out by 8.50am.

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image
Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

However, the Highways Agency has warned drivers a lane of the motorway is still blocked.

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