PICTURES show the dramatic aftermath of a lorry fire which has closed the A1(M) near Darlington. 

Diversions are still in place following the fire, which started in the early hours of Friday.

Emergency services were called to the scene, between junctions 59 (Aycliffe) and 58 (Burtree), at 1.39am today.

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Crews battled the blaze, which Durham Police said involved a white Scania tractor which was on fire on the hard shoulder.

The southbound carriageway remained closed for Friday morning as clearance work continues, with reports of two miles of tailbacks.

No-one was injured in the fire, with the driver of the lorry reported to have left the vehicle “shook up” but unhurt.

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Firefighting crews from Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe, Spennymoor and Darlington attended the fire.

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