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Lorry fire at Long Bennington caused by mechanical fault



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The A1 Southbound at Long Bennington remained closed overnight following a lorry fire.

Emergency services were called out to the blaze shortly before 5pm.

Fire crews from Grantham, Nottingham and Newark attended the scene and used four breathing apparatus, three hose reel jets and thermal imaging camera to extinguish the blaze.

The cause was believed to be a mechanical fault.

No injuries have been reported and the A1 was re-opened northbound at Long Bennington shortly afterwards.

Lincolnshire Police have closed both carriageways. (15451423)
Lincolnshire Police have closed both carriageways. (15451423)

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Photo: C Miller via Twitter (15448682)
Photo: C Miller via Twitter (15448682)


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