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Van fire on M20 between junction 8 and 9


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A section of the M20 was closed this afternoon after a van went up in flames.

The incident happened at around 1.30pm between junction 8 for Leeds and 9 for Ashford.

Traffic was briefly held just past the junction 8 slip road and two fire engines are in attendance.

The van engulfed in flames. Picture: Bradley Toghill
The van engulfed in flames. Picture: Bradley Toghill
Thick black smoke could be seen for miles. Picture: Bradley Toghill
Thick black smoke could be seen for miles. Picture: Bradley Toghill
Fire fighters tackle the blaze. Picture: @kentpoliceroads
Fire fighters tackle the blaze. Picture: @kentpoliceroads
Traffic has been held on the M20
Traffic has been held on the M20

It is not known if anyone was injured but one lane has now been opened.

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