Massive fire erupts engulfing M6 motorway after four explosions heard

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A huge explosion has broken out on the M6 motorway as four explosions were heard.

A Twitter account for West Midlands National Highway commented on the incident as they tweeted: "The M6 southbound is closed between J3 (Coventry) and J2 (M69) due to a vehicle fire".

It added: "Emergency services and Traffic Officers are en route to scene.

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"Delays are beginning to build on approach, please avoid the area if possible and allow extra journey time."

According to the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service Twitter account: "1 heavy goods vehicle well alight between Junctions 3 and 2 on the M6.

"Three fire appliances and a water carrier in attendance."

One Twitter user commented on the incident as he said he was woken up by the explosions.

"Woke by huge explosions, scary as f**k," he said.

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