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Lorry fire at Shrewsbury roundabout was false alarm

By Nick Humphreys | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

Traffic problems were caused at a busy Shrewsbury roundabout after a reported lorry fire turned out to be a false alarm.

Three fire engines were dispatched to a lay-by on the A5 just past the Dobbies island shortly before 7.30am after reports that the vehicle was on fire.

But it transpired that it was just the lorry's coolant causing steam.

Commuters were struggling to get to work because of slow moving traffic after Shropshire Fire Service temporarily closed one lane. An unmarked police car was also on scene.

A fire service spokeswoman said: "A lorry's coolant was causing steam so it was a false alarm with good intent."

Nick Humphreys

By Nick Humphreys
Senior Reporter

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star focusing on Bridgnorth.

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