VIDEO: Dramatic footage of Sheffield M1 blaze

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This is the dramatic moment when a car transporter went up in flames on the M1 motorway near Sheffield.

VIDEO: This amazing video, filmed on a phone, was submitted to us by Mark Jones.

It is understood that 10 cars on the lorry were destroyed in the blaze which closed the motorway in both directions for several hours, between Junction 30 and 31.

Passengers driving past in other vehicles filmed the shocking scene on Monday afternoon.

The fire brought chaos to the road network in the county, with reports of up to 12 mile queues.

Fire crews finally brought the blaze under control and emergency repairs had to be made to the damaged road surface.

The driver of the car transporter which went up in flames has spoken of his lucky escape - see The Star tomorrow, Wednesday, November 27.

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