FIRE fighters scrambled to a three-lorry crash and a van fire on the M40 yesterday afternoon.

Crews from Bicester, Kidlington and Eynsham attended the incidents which happened between junction 10 near Ardley and 8A near Wheatley.

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Just after 1pm, Bicester crews dealt with a van fire between junction 9 and 8A, using breathing apparatus and hose reels to extinguish it.

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After returning from this, at around 3.45pm crews from all three stations were called to deal with a serious road traffic collision on the M40 southbound near Ardley where three lorries had crashed.

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Working with South Central Ambulance, Thames Valley Police and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, they freed the driver from the lorry cab pictured, using hydraulic cutting equipment.