A LORRY carrying 26 tonnes of bottled beer caught fire and closed a section of the M40 on one of the busiest days before Christmas.
Oxfordshire Fire Service said four appliances attended the incident on Friday, December 22, about 11.20am, on the southbound lane of the M40, between junctions 10 and nine.
The fire involved both the cab of the lorry and 90 per cent of the trailer of the HGV.
Station manager Guy Dunkley, who attended the incident, said: “The lorry was carrying approximately 26 tonnes of bottled beer, meaning that there was a significant amount of broken glass around the lorry.”
The Fire Service said it received 20 calls from people in seven minutes.