VIDEO: Van fire in Blackfen closes A2 both ways

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The A2 was closed in both directions after a van caught fire in Blackfen this afternoon.

The incident happened at around 3.25pm and one fire engine from Eltham attended the scene on the westbound carriageway by the Danson Interchange.

Traffic was stopped on both sides while firefighters brought the blaze under control.

The van had a gas canister on board which is why police established a hazard zone across both carriegeways.

Fire crews managed to cool the cylinder down to prevent it from exploding and after an hour and a half the fire was out by 4.48pm. 

Both carriegeways are now open again though congestion was back to Dartford Heath westbound at its worst. 

It is not yet clear what started the fire. 

Westwood Lane at the junction with Groombridge Close and Blackfen Road were also temporarily closed to traffic immediately following the incident. 

Follow the incident on our traffic feed. 

News Shopper: Pic from Twitter by @nocturnalLee

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4:36pm Tue 17 Jun 14

SidcupResident says...

Isn't there a firework shop by that bridge.....
Isn't there a firework shop by that bridge..... SidcupResident
  • Score: 7

5:55pm Tue 17 Jun 14

mouthalmighty says...

Yeah! And what about the driver/ess? How is he/she?
Yeah! And what about the driver/ess? How is he/she? mouthalmighty
  • Score: 6

8:17pm Tue 17 Jun 14

bexleyman says...

So glad the video provider hasn't broken any laws in the production of his video, and is capable of using eloquent and varied language to express his views.
So glad the video provider hasn't broken any laws in the production of his video, and is capable of using eloquent and varied language to express his views. bexleyman
  • Score: 11

10:20pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Gypo.Joe says...

SidcupResident wrote:
Isn't there a firework shop by that bridge.....
Yes ginge.
[quote][p][bold]SidcupResident[/bold] wrote: Isn't there a firework shop by that bridge.....[/p][/quote]Yes ginge. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -6

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