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Incident - Lorry Fire

Date: 14/07/2019
Time: 17:50
Location: Easton Somerset
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

Two fire engines from Shepton Mallet and Glastonbury attended a lorry on fire in Easton. A further fire engine from Wells and the water bowser from Bridgwater and some off road vehicles were also requested to attend.

The lorry had caught fire to the hedgerow and bushes and some of a field as well as affecting a BT pole. The road was closed while crews worked with hose reels and compressed air foam jets to try and extinguish the fire.

The 44 tonne articulated lorry carrying packaging and wooden material was completely destroyed by fire and had caught the grassland alight due to strong winds.

The main road will be closed overnight until recovery of the lorry can be carried out in the morning.  

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