Saturday traffic and travel: M25 closed due to car transporter fire

1045 hrs

Firefighters are tackling a fire between junctions junctions 28 and 27 of the anticlockwise carriageway of the M25. The fire has engulfed a car transporter carrying nine car. On arrival the incident commander reported that the transporter was completely alight.

Crews are using one main jet and two hose reel jets to tackle the blaze. The lorry is in the hard shoulder but heat from the fire has damaged the hard shoulder and lane one of the motorway.

Firefighting operations have been hampered by poor water supplies and a water relay has been put into action (in which appliances take it in turns to leave the scene and replenish their on board water supplies), this accounts for the large number of fire engines in attendance.

As of 09:00 firefighting operations are continuing and the M25 has been closed because of the incident.

Update 10:30hrs: Firefighters are working to extinguish hot-spots using one hose reel jet.

1000 hrs

M25 Greater London – M25 closed and queuing traffic anticlockwise between J28, A1023 (Brook Street Roundabout) and J27 M11, because of a car transporter on fire.

0830 hrs

M25 Greater London – M25 closed and queuing traffic anticlockwise between J28, A1023 (Brook Street Roundabout) and J27 M11, because of a car transporter on fire.

M25 Essex – Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J27 M11 and J28, A1023 (Brook Street Roundabout).

0745 hrs

M25 blocked and stationary traffic anticlockwise between J28, A1023 (Brook Street Roundabout) and J27 M11, because of a car transporter on fire.

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