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Incident - Lorry Fire

Date: 14/09/2020
Time: 16:16
Location: A361, BOLHAM - STOODLEIGH CROSS
Area: Central
County: Devon

Fire control have received numerous calls to an artic lorry on fire on the A361, the fire is affecting a large quantity of hay bales on board the lorry. 

Fire crews from Tiverton are now on scene tackling the blaze and have requested the attendance of a further fire engine, which is making its way from Witheridge. 

Update at 2137 hrs. Crews have been making steady progress dragging out the hay and using positive pressure fans to accelerate a controlled burn of the hay. The crews are now rotating with relief crews from Dulverton and Wellington in place. Special lighting equipment is also en route from Taunton, due to the incident being expected to go on into the night.

Details to follow. 

 

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