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

PUBLISHED: 10:26 11 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:26 11 September 2018

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

EMMA GREEN

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

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

“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.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

24 minutes ago

A family-run children’s clothing shop in Ely has won a national award less than a year since opening.

15:14

Students at Ely College are on track to be tomorrow’s engineers after designing and racing their own electric cars.

14:38

A ‘unique combination of tradition and innovation’ and hard-working team members has led to Ely Markets winning a national award.

14:25

An Ely-based arts charity has launched an appeal to raise funds to help save parade mascot Ellie the Eel.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Ely Standard weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy