Fire crews called to tackle lorry blaze on A14

A lorry caught fire on the A14 on Monday. Picture: CFRS

A lorry caught fire on the A14 on Monday. Picture: CFRS - Credit: Archant

Firefighters were called to tackle a lorry fire on the A14 last night (Monday).

A crew from Kimbolton, two crews from Huntingdon and a water carrier from Ramsey were called to a stretch of the road near Catworth shortly after 7.30pm.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters arrived to find a lorry on fire on the westbound carriageway near Catworth. Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using a hose reels and a jet.

The crews returned to their stations by 10.45pm.”

An investigation into the incident determined that the cause of the fire was accidental.

The previous day (Sunday) a fire crew from Huntingdon was called to an outbuilding blaze in Common Lane, Hemingford Abbots.

Firefighters arrived at about 12.15pm to find a bin fire had spread to a fence and nearby outbuilding.

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Crews cut away at the roof of the outbuilding and dampened down the area before returning to their station by 1.40pm. The cause of the fire was accidental.

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