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A12 closed eastbound at Newbury Park after car fire

PUBLISHED: 18:40 26 May 2017 | UPDATED: 18:40 26 May 2017

The fire on the A12. Picture: Ross Attfield

The fire on the A12. Picture: Ross Attfield

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A car fire near Newbury Park is causing chaos on A12, with the eastbound carriageway forced to close.

A family, driving towards London, slowed down after the engine began smoking around 6pm.

It then burst into flames near the junction with Aldborough Road, and the mother, father and two children, had to abandon the car in the middle of the busy route.

Initially Eastern Avenue was closed in both directions, however now the westbound carriageway has been opened.

Ilford Fire Station confirmed Woodford and Leytonstone crews has been mobilised and were tackling the fire.

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