Lorry fire at Whitchurch

Motorists travelling through Shropshire faced delays today after a lorry was destroyed by a fire. The A41 near Whitchurch had to be closed following the incident shortly after 3.30am.

Motorists travelling through Shropshire faced delays today after a lorry was destroyed by a fire. The A41 near Whitchurch had to be closed following the incident shortly after 3.30am.

It happened between the Prees Road and Tilstock Road junctions.

About 50 firefighters from more than 10 different stations attended and spent more than an hour tackling the blaze.

The incident, which involved a HGV carrying meat, caused delays for traffic southbound between the A525 junction and the B5395 Heath Road junction.

The fire also affected motorists on the B5395 Prees Road between A525 and A41.

Firefighters said nobody was hurt, but the lorry was unlikely to be removed until the afternoon. A crane was being called in to remove the truck.

Comments for: "Lorry fire at Whitchurch"

ben

10 different Fire fighting teams dispatched?

maybe 3 max would have been quite good enough. Gives um something to do but think of the wasted £s

The Original Jake

Imagine the smell. Grim.

Neil S

Could have chosen a better place to hold a Barbie!