MOTORISTS faced major disruption this evening as police were forced to close a major junction on the M65 due to a vehicle fire.

The incident has happened at the Vivary Way roundabout, Colne,at 5.20pm and police closed junction 14 exit of the M65 for several hours.

The junction has since been re-opened.

No one has been injured as a result of the fire.

Two fire engines from Colne attended the incident and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A spokesman for Colne and West Craven Police said: "Due to a vehicle being on fire at the end of the M65 junction with A6068 Colne we had to close this junction. This caused major issues in the area. No one is hurt and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service also attended with us."

A fire service spokesman said: "Two fire engines and crews from Colne responded and firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus used two hosereel jets with foam injected into the water to extinguish the fire. No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is to be established."