Van fires forces M1 closure

TWO van fires on the M1 this morning (Wednesday) has caused delays on the motorway.

A Fiat van caught fire between junction 16 and 17 at around 4am. Firefighters from Long Buckby and Northampton attended the incident. The cause of the blaze is unknown.

Another van caught fire at 8am on the M1 southbound between junction 18 and 16. One lane of the motorway is currently closed and there are delays on this stretch of the M1.