Police shut the A34 to protect the public after a lorry caught fire.
Fire crews from Didcot and Berkshire rushed to extinguish the fire near the Milton Interchange just after 7.30am on Wednesday last week.
The lorry cab was engulfed in flames, with the blaze threatening to spread to the full load of the lorry.
Station manager Graham Turner said: “Swift action by firefighters prevented further spread to the load of the lorry, which would have created an even larger incident.
“Thames Valley Police were forced to close the A34 for a period of time to ensure the safety of crews and the public, but as soon as the fire had been extinguished every effort was made to clean the road surface of oil and debris to allow at least one lane of the A34 to be re-opened and keep traffic flowing while the lorry awaited recovery.”