Lorry's waste paper load catches fire in Telford

Firefighters tackled a blaze involving a large paper shredding truck in Telford Town Centre today.

Lorry's waste paper load catches fire in Telford

Crews were called to Central Square at about 11.10am.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze was caused accidentally and destroyed shredded paper in the rear of the vehicle, which was owned by a private firm.
Breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet were used to tackle the fire.
Simon Roberts, watch commander at Telford Central Fire Station, said: "There was a small fire in the back of the vehicle involving paper.
"The vehicle belonged to a private company who shred important documents.
"We had the fire under control within minutes of turning up."
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