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Traffic following QEII Bridge fire

PUBLISHED: 16:12 31 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:12 31 July 2018

The vehicle caught fire on the QEII Bridge. Picture: Highways England Twitter

The vehicle caught fire on the QEII Bridge. Picture: Highways England Twitter

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Traffic is expected following a vehicle catching fire earlier today on the QEII Bridge.

The blaze broke out on the southbound carriageway.

A spokesman from Essex Fire said: “Firefighters were called to reports of a vehicle fire on the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge this afternoon.

“Crews reported on arrival that one vehicle was completely alight.

“Firefighters extinguished the fire by 1.47pm, before using a thermal imaging camera to ensure there were no remaining hotspots in the vehicle or surrounding area.

“The vehicle has been destroyed.”


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