Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called just after 10.30 this morning 22 May, to a lorry fire on the M20 London-bound, between junction 8 for Hollingbourne and junction 9 for Ashford, resulting in both carriageways being closed. 

Five fire engines and a bulk water carrier attended, and crews wearing breathing apparatus put the fire out using compressed air foam and a hose reel jet. 

There were no reported injuries and the cause is not yet known. 

The affected section of the M20 is set to remain closed for a number of hours while debris is cleared and the scene is made safe.

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By Ed

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