People are being urged to “avoid the area” as fire crews deal with a coach fire on the M25.

The fire is on the hard shoulder, anti-clockwise between Junction 7 and Junction 8 and broke out at around 8am.

While the fire is being put out, the carriageway is closed and, according to AA Maps, there is heavy traffic in the area.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has said that it has three pumps at the scene as well as a water carrier and Unimog.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: “We have been called to a coach on fire on the hard should of the M25, anti-clockwise between j7 & j8.

“We currently have three pumps in attendance, plus water carrier and unimog.

“The carriageway has been closed while we deal with the incident.

“Please avoid the area.”