UPDATE: Firefighters put out dramatic vehicle blaze on M1 in South Yorkshire

Vehicle Fire - Highways England
Vehicle Fire - Highways England

Firefighters have managed to put out a vehicle blaze which had closed part of the M1 in South Yorkshire.

Highways England tweeted at around 7pm that a vehicle fire had blocked the M1 southbound between J38 and J37.

They warned motorists to take care on approach and added that the Fire and Rescue service were tackling the blaze.

Around 20 minutes later, Highways England revealed that the vehicle fire had been put out.

They added that traffic had been released.