The fire service has given more details
It seems the fire was in the lorry cab. The fire service was called to the scene shortly after 11.30am.
It’s an articulated lorry ‘tractor unit’ carrying food.
Crews, who had to wear breathing apparatus, have extinguished the fire, which was restricted to the driver’s cab.
They are using a thermal Image camera to check for any ‘heat spots’ which could cause flames to flare up again.
Highways England staff and Leicestershire Police are at the scene.