Tanker catches fire on A5 near Wellington in early hours

A fuel tanker caught fire on the A5 after its brakes overheated in the early hours of the morning.

Six different fire crews including an environmental protection unit responded to a call of a tanker on fire on the westbound A5 near the join with the M54 at Wellington at about 12.20am yesterday.

They used hose jets to tackle the fire and breathing apparatus for safety before they could move the tanker out of the roadway.

The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.

The Highways Agency and West Mercia Police also attended the incident.

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