This was the scene earlier this morning when a vehicle burst into flames on the M7 on the Kildare/Laois border.
The incident happened on the southbound Hard Shoulder between Junction 15 (Ballybrittas) and Junction 16 (Portlaoise).
The fire resulted in congestion back up the M7 towards Monasterevin and Newbridge and further east due to onlookers slowing down.
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