M25 in Kent and Essex: Burning crane causes delays

Crane fire on the M25
Image caption Two lanes were closed on the M25 causing delays into Essex

A burning mobile crane on the M25 has caused delays for traffic travelling from Essex into Kent.

The fire broke out on the motorway just after junction 1B for the A282 near Dartford at about 06:55 GMT.

Queues were reported over the QEII Bridge to junction 30 for the A13 in Essex.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said four engines were on the scene for about an hour and a half and firefighters needed breathing apparatus.

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