M40 shut after fire engulfs coach

Part of the carriageway on the M40 caught fire between Watlington and Thames - one lane is still closed at the scene of the fire.

Coach fire blaze closes M40

A fire engulfs a coach on the M40 Credit: Oliver Jobson

A major motorway in Oxford was shut earlier today after a coach caught fire.

Both carriageways of the M40 have now re-opened but one lane is closed at the scene of the fire.

The driver was the only person on board the coach and managed to escape uninjured.

Emergency services were called to the fire at around 6am between Watlington and Thame junctions.