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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.

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.


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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