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M25 Uxbridge car fire: Picture captures moment car burst in to flames and left motorway blocked

The fire happened around 1.30pm and blocked the motorway

M25 car fire clockwise between junction 15 (M4) and junction 16 (M40) on Wednesday (August 2)(Image: Highways England)

The moment a car caught fire on the M25 has been captured in these shocking images.

A car went up in flames between junction 15 (M4) and junction 16 (M40) near Uxbridge on Wednesday (August 2).

The fire occurred around 1.30pm and blocked the motorway, with crews from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service attending to put out the fire.

Highways England tweeted at 1.36pm to say: "M25 clockwise J15 - J16 is blocked due to a car fire. Delays are building on approach. Emergency services on the way."

The car fire blocked the motorway(Image: Highways England)

It later added: "M25 clockwise J15 - J16 is blocked due to a car fire. RBFRSofficial Fire crews are on scene dealing."

One lane opened just before 2pm, with all other lanes reopening at 2.24pm.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service attended to put out the fire(Image: Highways England)

The fire had a major knock-on effect on traffic past the scene in both directions.

One lane reopened just before 2pm(Image: Highways England)

Clockwise tailbacks were back past Egham to junction 12 for the M3 and there was heavy traffic anticlockwise past the scene.

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