Lorry fire closes Swingbridge Road in Grantham

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Swingbridge Road was closed this morning due to a lorry fire.

Police were on the scene after being called to the incident at 8.55am, and intially reported that the engine of the lorry from a firm in Newark was on fire.

However Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue later confirmed that it was caused by a fault in the exhaust. Firefighters were called out at 8.57am and used one hose reel to extinguish.

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident, but it has now been re-opened.