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A1 open and traffic cleared following lorry fire near Grantham

The A1 has reopened following a closure this afternoon (Sunday) caused by a lorry on fire.

The southbound carriageway was closed near Stoke Rochford while the HGV was recovered.

Fire crews from Grantham and Corby Glen attended the scene just before 12.40pm.

Lorry fire, A1 (44298156)
Lorry fire, A1 (44298156)

A Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson said the cab was destroyed and the trailer 10 per cent damaged.

The flames were extinguished using two breathing apparatus, two hose reels and a thermal imaging camera.

The blaze was caused by an electrical fault.

No casualties were reported.

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