ONE lane is closed on the M6 northbound between Junction 41 and Junction 42 after a lorry fire.

Fire fighters from both Penrith and Carlisle West were dispatched at 12.42pm, the blaze has now been extinguished.

One lane is closed between Junction 41, B5305 (Catterlen) and Junction 42, A6 (Carlisle South) causing severe traffic congestion.

There have been no reports of any injuries.