Vehicle fire, Junction 15 to 16, Longbridge to Hockley Heath, M40

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a lorry fire at 9.07am. The incident involved one lorry which was well alight on the hard shoulder. Two breathing apparatus and one jet are in use. The motorway has been closed whilst crews manage the incident. Four appliances are in attendance, two from Leamington, one from Wellesbourne and one from Studley.   Scene safety has been implemented and the opposite carriageway has been closed due to the severity of the smoke.

The fire has been contained to the cab area of the vehicle. Crews remain on site dealing with the incident. The police are also in attendance.