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A van has burst into a horror fireball on the M25 this morning, sparking chaos during the rush hour commute.
Traffic can to stop on the M25 clockwise in Sevenoaks, Kent around 8am this morning after a vehicle erupted into flames between Junction 5 and 6.
Emergency services rushed to the scene and crews extinguished the blaze using hose reel jets and compressed air foam, Kent Fire & Rescue Service confirmed.
No one was injured in the fire and the van has been recovered. The National Highways Service says the road surface did suffer ‘substantial damage’.
The motorway has reopened, but crews remain at the scene and are working to clear the road. Drivers should expect significant delays.
A van has burst into a horror fireball on the M25 clockwise in Sevenoaks, Kent between junctions 5 and 6 this morning, sparking chaos during the rush hour commute
The motorway has reopened, but the incident has caused major delays of up to 90 minutes, according to reports.
Authorities expect disruptions to continue for at least another hour and have encouraged motorists to take alternate routes.
MailOnline has approached the National Highways Service for comment.
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