Huge lorry fire blocks A20

A lorry fire that has closed part of the A20 is sending plumes of black smoke billowing into the air above the Kent coast. Traffic is being held on the west-bound carriageway near Dover while emergency services deal with the blaze, with the fumes visible for miles around.

The fire is sending smoke shooting into the sky. Photo: Chris Kellers The fire is sending smoke shooting into the sky. Photo: Chris KellersA view of the lorry fire from Dover seafront. Picture: David Joseph Wright A view of the lorry fire from Dover seafront. Picture: David Joseph WrightSmoke billowing from the lorry Picture: UKNIP Smoke billowing from the lorry Picture: UKNIPThe charred wreckage Picture: UKNIP The charred wreckage Picture: UKNIP

Firefighters are using compressed air foam to battle the fire, which is affecting one large lorry. Two fire engines are currently at the scene, but it is believed more could be on the way.

The road is blocked from Old Folkestone Road (Western Heights roundabout) to the B2011 (Court Wood Interchange).

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