23/09/2015 10:43 BST | Updated 23/09/2015 10:59 BST

M25 Delays After Vehicle Transporter Dramatically Catches Fire

Commuters faced delays of up to 40 minutes on Wednesday morning after a large vehicle transporter caught fire on the M25.

Six fire engines and 30 firefighters attended the scene between junction 24 and 25 after the vehicle, carrying 10 cars, was engulfed in flames.

Traffic on the westbound side of the motorway was brought to a standstill by the blaze.

London Fire Brigade shared a shocking image showing the burnt-out transporter and the shells of the cars it had been carrying, which are understood to belong to Mercedes, according to the Mirror.

It is not yet known how the fire began.

Highways England said that ongoing clean-up and recovery operations meant that delays could continue and suggested that drivers consider alternative routes.