This was the scene on a stretch of the M1 near Chesterfield in the early hours of yesterday morning, as firefighters attempted to extinguish a large fire caused by two lorries colliding.
The collision happened on the southbound carriageway between junctions 29a and 29, near Chesterfield at about 2.10am yesterday morning.
A Derbyshire fire service spokesman said: “The two lorries were well alight on the M1 and firefighters used three hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.”
The area was made safe by about 4.40am but the incident created big delays along the motorway for bank holiday travellers.
Both southbound and northbound carriageways had to be closed initially however the northbound carriageway was reopened about 6.50am.
The southbound carriageway reopened at about 1pm yesterday afternoon.