Crews turn out to tackle lorry blaze - just yards from town’s fire station

The lorry fire on Churchill Road in Wisbech this morning (September 11). Picture: EMMA GREEN

The lorry fire on Churchill Road in Wisbech this morning (September 11). Picture: EMMA GREEN - Credit: Archant

A lorry caught fire in Wisbech today – just yards from the town’s fire station.

The lorry fire on Churchill Road in Wisbech this morning (September 11). Picture: KATRINA PARKER

The lorry fire on Churchill Road in Wisbech this morning (September 11). Picture: KATRINA PARKER - Credit: Archant

Fire crews were called out to extinguish the blaze that engulfed the cab of the lorry in Churchill Road.

The lorry is owned by a firm from Mansfield and was empty at the time of the fire,

Fen Cops tweeted: “Good morning we ask the public to avoid Churchill Road, Wisbech as fire and police are dealing with an incident on the road. Many thanks.”

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue said: “At 9.01am on Tuesday (11) one crew from Wisbech and one crew from March were called to a fire on Churchill Road in Wisbech.

The lorry fire on Churchill Road in Wisbech this morning (September 11). Picture: JAMIE NEWBY

The lorry fire on Churchill Road in Wisbech this morning (September 11). Picture: JAMIE NEWBY - Credit: Archant


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“Firefighters arrived to find a lorry well alight. Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using a hose reel and returned to their stations by 10am.

“The cause of the fire was accidental.”

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