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M25 lorry fire between Enfield and Potters Bar "could have ended in tragedy"
A lorry fire on the M25 last night “could have ended in tragedy” according to the fire brigade.
More than 25 fire fighters were required to tackle the blaze which happened between Junctions 24, Potters Bar, and 25, Enfield, at 8.30pm.
The lorry, which was carrying paper goods, did not crash before the fire.
It is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault.
Watch manager Paul Fraser, who was at the scene, said: “The lorry was carrying lots of paper, so the fire spread quickly throughout the lorry.
“There was a lot of smoke, and crews worked hard to put the fire out swiftly.
“It’s fortunate that the driver became aware of the fire when he did, or this could have ended in tragedy.”
No one was injured but the fire was not brought under control until 9.45pm.
The anticlockwise carriageway of the M25 between Junctions 24 and 25 was completely closed until 9.15pm when lane three reopened.
The road was not fully reopened until 1.30am.