Firefighters and police get call-out to blazing lorry

Firefighters extinguished a blazing lorry on Pleasley roundabout as police kept oncoming traffic safe.

Sunday, 18th September 2016, 8:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:31 pm

The lorry’s rear axle set alight just before midnight, on Saturday evening, September 17, and emergency services received call-outs minutes later on Sunday, September 18.

A Derbyshire fire service spokesman said: “The incident was reported to have happened at the junction of the A617 and Common Lane.

“An HGV’s rear axle was alight and firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and to cool the lorry down.”

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Police also attended the incident to control traffic, according to the fire service.

Firefighters made the area safe within half-an-hour.