PICTURES: Huge lorry inferno closes M1 in both directions

Photos posted on social media show the huge blaze that has ripped through a lorry on the M1 this afternoon.

Wednesday, 1st July 2015, 8:25 pm
Photo by Jim Napier

The north and southbound carriageways of the M1 between junctions 28 and 29 are currently closed because of a fire involving a lorry which is carrying “potentially explosive materials”, police have said.

The incident is causing travel chaos on the motorway.

Firefighters are at the scene.

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Pic courtesy of Highways Agency

There are no reports of any injuries.

'Spike' posted this photo on Twitter
This photo of the lorry fire was also posted on Twitter