A47 Thorney Bypass re-opens fully after car fire

Car fire on the A47 Thorney Bypass. Photo: FenCops

Car fire on the A47 Thorney Bypass. Photo: FenCops - Credit: Archant

The A47 Thorney bypass is now fully open following a car fire.

Vehicle recovered from the A47 Thorney Bypass. Photo: FenCops

Vehicle recovered from the A47 Thorney Bypass. Photo: FenCops - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue, Fenland Police, Beds, Cambs & Herts Roads Policing Unit and Highways England worked together to get the road re-opened within two hours.

Car fire on the A47 Thorney Bypass. Photo: FenCops

Car fire on the A47 Thorney Bypass. Photo: FenCops - Credit: Archant

The vehicle has been recovered.

Car fire on the A47 Thorney Bypass. Photo: FenCops

Car fire on the A47 Thorney Bypass. Photo: FenCops - Credit: Archant

A police spokesman said: “Officers came across the fire at about 12.22pm.

Car fire on the A47 Thorney Bypass. Photo: FenCops

Car fire on the A47 Thorney Bypass. Photo: FenCops - Credit: Archant

“No one was in the vehicle but police have spoken to the driver.

Vehicle recovered from the A47 Thorney Bypass. Photo: FenCops

Vehicle recovered from the A47 Thorney Bypass. Photo: FenCops - Credit: Archant


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“A full road closure was needed due to smoke.

The road has partially re-opened. Photo: FenCops

The road has partially re-opened. Photo: FenCops - Credit: Archant

“The Highways Agency have been called because the road and barrier are damaged.”

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Fenland Police tweeted at around 1pm: “Car fire now under control on the #A47 Thorney Bypass.”

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