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An articulated double-decked car transporter caught fire on the M25 this morning, causing traffic chaos to motorists. The incident occurred between junctions 24-25, between Potters Bar and Enfield.
The vehicle was carrying ten cars, several of which were damaged in the blaze.
Steve Dudeney, the Brigade’s Borough Commander for Hackney, was at the scene, he said:
“On the approach to the incident we saw a huge plume of smoke so realised straight away the severity of the fire. Firefighters worked really hard to extinguish the fire as quickly as possible, well aware of the traffic chaos it was causing.
“The car transporter was badly damaged by the blaze, as were several of the cars it was carrying.”
Six fire engines and 30 firefighters attended the incident.
The Brigade was called at 0737 and the fire was under control by 0905.