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Car bursts into flames on Dartford crossing

ByKentOnline reporter

The Dartford crossing was partially closed this evening after a car burst into flames. 

The vehicle caught alight on the southbound carriageway of the Queen Elizabeth II bridge, heading into Kent, at about 8pm.

Fire crews from Kent and Essex was called after concerned motorists reported the blaze.

The bridge was closed Kent-bound for about an hour while firefighters tackled the blaze. 

Drivers reported long delays around the bridge, onto the M25.

The flames and a large plume of smoke could be seen from the surrounding area for a brief time. 

The fire and smoke could be seen from a considerable distance. Picture: @Chickmonk70
The fire and smoke could be seen from a considerable distance. Picture: @Chickmonk70

It is not thought anyone has been injured.

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