M11 incident: Firefighters release images showing aftermath of huge lorry fire

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  • 19:17, 14 JUL 2021
  • Updated19:40, 14 JUL 2021

Firefighters have released pictures from the M11 after a huge lorry fire closed a major stretch of the carriageway. Highways England closed the busy southbound stretch between junction 10, Duxford, and junction eight, Bishop Stortford. Fire crews from Newport, Saffron Walden, Dunmow, Stansted and Hawkwell (Incident Command Vehicle) are in attendance.

: M11 traffic: live updates as lorry fire closes motorway on both sides They say the lorry was carrying aerosol cans which exploded across the highway. The driver was unhurt in the incident.

Dave Bond from Essex Fire and Rescue Service said: “The articulated lorry was carrying aerosol cans which exploded and scattered across both side of the carriageway. Thankfully the driver was not badly hurt. “I must praise crews who worked extremely hard to establish a water supply in such a remote location and quickly get the incident under control.

“Unfortunately, the road will be closed for some time due to the extent of the fire.”

Crews have now released these pictures from the scene: