The A1 northbound slip exit at Leeming remains shut this morning after last night’s lorry fire.
Residents said they heard a loud bang with some thinking there had been an explosion as the vehicle set alight.
The northbound carriageway was closed while firefighters extinguished the fire.
Crews from Ripon, Thirsk, Northallerton and Boroughbridge attended the scene t about 9.15pm.
Crews used six breathing apparatus, two main jets, water bowser and lighting to extinguish the fire.
It is believed the fire was caused by overheating brakes.
Four fire crews and a water bowser are in attendance at a large goods vehicle on fire on the A1 near Leeming services, The A1 is still open
— North Yorkshire Fire (@NorthYorksFire) March 9, 2017
The northbound slip road at the Leeming junction remained closed last night.
Highways traffic cameras picked up images of the vehicle on fire.
— Highways England (@HighwaysYORKS) March 9, 2017