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Delays after M20 car fire between Hythe and Channel Tunnel junctions 11 and 11a


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A car has caught fire on a busy motorway.

The blaze, which happened on the M20 coastbound between Junction 11, near Hythe, and Junction 11a for the Channel Tunnel at around 8.30 this morning, brought traffic to a halt for around 20 minutes.

A lane was also closed while emergency services brought the fire under control.

Police and fire crews were called to the scene. (6189085)
Police and fire crews were called to the scene. (6189085)

All lanes have now been reopened.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at 8.37am to a report of a car on fire on the M20 coast-bound near Junction 11.

"Officers are at the scene assisting Highways England and Kent Fire and Rescue Service."

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