M25 clockwise lanes reopened at Dartford after mobile crane fire

PUBLISHED: 07:35 05 November 2013 | UPDATED: 11:01 05 November 2013

The mobile crane on fire on the hard shoulder of the M25 at Dartford. Picture: @depicus

The mobile crane on fire on the hard shoulder of the M25 at Dartford. Picture: @depicus


All lanes of the M25 at Dartford have reopened after a mobile crane burst into flames.

Clockwise lanes one and two at junction 1B at Dartford were closed earlier this morning, causing chaos for rush hour commuters.

Four fire engines, a water unit and police were called to the scene shortly before 7am.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus used two hose reels and foam to tackle the blaze, which started in the engine compartment of the mobile crane.

A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hot spots so it could be made safe and crews were at the scene for around 1.5 hours.

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