A14 lorry fire causes road closure

16:07 27 May 2014

Firefighters tackled a lorry fire on the A14 this morning.

Firefighters tackled a lorry fire on the A14 this morning.

Archant

A lorry caught fire on the A14, causing the road to be closed.

One fire crew from Stanground, one from Sawtry and one from Huntingdon were called to the A14 eastbound carriageway between junction 23A for Alconbury South and junction 23 for Spittals at 7.18am this morning (May 27).

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish a tyre that was on fire underneath a lorry. Thermal imaging cameras were used to check for hotspots.

The road was closed by the Highways Agency while the incident was dealt with.

Crews returned to their stations by 8.30am.

The cause of the fire was accidental, due to an electrical fault.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hunts Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hunts Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hunts Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:00
Huntingdon.

Street drinking in Huntingdon town centre will become a criminal offence from today (Wednesday) in a landmark move for the county.

Yesterday, 10:51
St Neots Photographic Society Photo Competition, with The Hunts Post, some of the winners, with (front l-r) Shirley Kevern, and Hunts Post Editor Stefan Bartlett,

More than 420 people packed into the Priory Centre in St Neots at the weekend for a record-breaking photo exhibition.

Yesterday, 10:17
Jamie Lines.

Two robbers who attacked a young man with a chain in a Huntingdon underpass have been jailed.

Archant General Election Survey

With a month to go before the 2015 General Election we want to know your views.

”Calendar"/

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition today E-edition