Live updates as lorry fire closes road near M1
Copt Oak Road outside Markfield is closed after a truck burst into flames. The vehicle is in the road, which has been closed in both directions. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene and the police are on their way out there to help with traffic management.
The fire, outside Poplar Farm, was reported at 5.50pm this evening. Updates on this incident are below. As well as our website, Leicestershire Live has a Facebook page, a Twitter feed, @leicslive, and for a daily snapshot of the top stories, you can sign up to receive our newsletter.
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