Commuters are in for severe traffic delays following a fire in the Burnley Tunnel on Tuesday afternoon.

The Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) has reported that a single car caught fire in the tunnel about 150 metres from the Burnley Street exit. Five pumpers and 21 firefighters attended the blaze, which was declared under control at 4.07pm. No injuries have been reported.

The MFB advises that traffic will be severely affected while crews work with CityLink staff to clear the wreckage and reopen lanes in the tunnel.

Head to traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au for traffic updates.