A major road was forced to close after a car caught fire.

At 3:50pm Thames Valley Police warned motorists that the A404 was closed northbound near Maidenhead due to a car fire.

Officers from Taplow's Road Policing Unit attended the scene alongside two fire crews.

The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service said that the report was first received at 3:23pm

Fire crews from Maidenhead and Windsor fire stations aided with putting the fire out.

A spokesperson from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Upon arrival, crews discovered a car on fire.

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish the fire.

"Crews were on the scene for approximately 25 minutes."

An image of the car shows the front of the vehicle has been burnt out, with evidence of oil on the road.

A spokesperson from Thames Valley Police said: "The road will reopen as soon as the Fire brigade give us the all clear."

National Highways England has reported congestion in the area adding 10 minutes on to typical journey times.

It is unknown whether anyone was hurt.

SCAS and Thames Valley have been contacted for comment.