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M20 between Hythe (junction 11) and Ashford (junction 10) closed after Ford Mondeo bursts into flames following crash into central reservation

A car burst into flames after crashing into the central reservation on the M20 this morning.

Emergency services attended and two lanes of the motorway between junction 11 (Hythe) and junction 10 (Ashford) were closed for around two hours.

The incident happened when a Ford Mondeo crashed shortly before 8.15am on the Londonbound carriageway.

Emergency services closed two lanes. Picture: @Jakeyb14
Emergency services closed two lanes. Picture: @Jakeyb14

Firefighters were also on the scene helping to put the fire out but the car was completely destroyed.

All the occupants had luckily managed to escape the vehicle before it caught alight and no injuries have been reproted.

A spokesman for Secamb said: "One of our vehicles had come across it and we were on the scene for about 15 minutes to see if we were needed."

The burning car on the M20 this morning. Picture: @Jakeyb14
The burning car on the M20 this morning. Picture: @Jakeyb14

A spokesman for Kent Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews from Folkestone arrived to a car that was well alight. Everyone was out of the car and unhurt at the time of KFRS arrival.

"Crews used a hose reel jet to put out the fire but the car was completely destroyed by fire."

The road reopened at 10.30am police confirmed.


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