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Kent-bound carriageway of the M26 closed as firefighters tackle crane blaze

Motorists suffered long delays after a crane caught fire on the M26.

The Kent-bound section of the motorway was been closed as firefighters tackled the blaze, which started at around 4.20pm.

Crews needed to use breathing apparatus, hose-reel jets and foam to fight the fire.

Emergency services at the scene
Emergency services at the scene

It was brought under control just before 5pm.

Reports also suggest a spillage of diesel between the M25 J5/A21 and J2A A20.

A fire spokesman said: "Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a crane alight on the hard shoulder of the M26 on the Kent bound carriageway which was closed to allow firefighters to tackle the blaze.

"Crews used breathing apparatus, hose reel jets and foam to tackle the fire.

"There were no reported casualties or injuries."

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