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A21 traffic: Spectacular photos reveal dramatic scale of massive fuel tanker fire

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Original article from Kent Live

Spectacular photos from the scene of a major fire on the A21 earlier today (August 11) show the dramatic scale of the incident.

A fuel tanker that exploded near Lamberhurst is thought to be cause of the fire.

Kent Fire & Rescue Service has warned anyone living nearby to shut their doors and windows.

Read more: Live updates after huge explosions on A21

Explosions and huge plumes of smoke were reported following a vehicle fire on the A21 near Lamberhurst at 11.44am.

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Highways England said the road is closed both ways and is likely to remain so for most of the day.

The fire service said six fire engines are in attendance and crews are working to extinguish the flames.

A massive blaze has taken hold

No casualties have been reported.

People can follow the latest updates as they come in on our live blog.

A spokesman added: "Crews are advising everyone to avoid the area while the emergency services to deal with the incident, and the road is currently closed between the A262 and Scotney Castle.

Photos from the scene show the scale of the fire

"Firefighters are also asking those who live or work in the area to keep windows and doors closed as a precaution due to smoke.

"Please pass this message onto any friends or family who do not have access to the internet, thank you."

Highways England said diversions are being put in place.

Kent Police's roads unit is also in attendance.

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