Witness describes 'four huge explosions' as dramatic footage of M1 lorry fire near Leeds surfaces

Video footage taken by a motorist near the scene shows the extent of the huge lorry fire on the M1.

Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 4:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 4:28 pm
The fire has caused huge delays and a large amount of black smoke.

Ollie, another witness at the scene described the incident on Twitter: "Massive lorry fire in Leeds. Just heard four huge explosions."

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue received a call at 4.06pm on Wednesday, March 13 when a lorry caught fire on the M1 between Junctions 42 and 43.

Four fire crews attended the scene to treat the fire.

The fire has caused huge delays and a large amount of black smoke.

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Plumes of black smoke can be seen from Leeds city centre.

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