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Vehicle fire on the M4 grinds traffic to a halt

The M4 is blocked in both directions between Chippenham and Swindon.

A vehicle is on fire - the smoke has caused traffic to be halted as a safety measure.

Emergency services are on the scene.

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Footage of large lorry fire on M4

Video of lorry fire on the M4 between Swindon and Chippenham.

Emergency services were called out on Thursday to what they described as a "substantial vehicle fire".

Eugene Reilly saw the blaze took hold:

The main carriageway re-opened, but the carriageway surface needs further inspection.

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Seven vehicle crash on M4 near Bristol

It's not yet known whether those involved have been seriously hurt Credit: ITV News

Two lanes are closed on the M4 after a crash involving at least six cars and a lorry.

It's between J19 (Bristol) and J20 (the Almondsbury Interchange) and is affecting traffic back to J18.

Normal traffic conditions aren't expected to resume until at least 16:45.

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