M27 lane closed near Portsmouth after HGV catches fire

A lane on the M27 had to be closed this morning after a heavy goods vehicle caught fire.

Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 12:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 5:08 pm

Fire crews from Cosham and Fareham were called out shortly before 9.45am to reports of a fire on the eastbound carriageway between Junction 11 at Fareham and Junction 12 at Port Solent.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said the fire originated in the driver’s cabin of the lorry.

There are not thought to be any injuries.

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The crew were able to extinguish the blaze using a hose reel, and the stop message came in at 10.05am.

Police were also called to the scene to help manage the lane closure. The road has since been reopened.