A30 lorry fire sparks lane closure in Devon

A lorry fire on the A30 in Devon led to one lane on the carriageway to be closed. According to traffic monitoring site Inrix, the incident has happened near Stowford Cross, Torridge, on the Cornwall-bound side. A post on the website says: “One lane closed and slow traffic due to lorry fire on A30 Westbound before A30 (Stowford Cross).

“Lane one (of two) is closed to put the fire out. Affecting traffic heading into Launceston.” An update on the site posted at around 5.40pm said the lane had been reopened.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that four crews were sent to the incident.

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“Two fire appliances from Okehampton, one from Hatherleigh and the water carrier from Danes Castle were sent to a report of a lorry on fire at the above location,” the spokesperson said. “On arrival, crews confirmed that the fire involved the HGV trailer and got to work immediately with breathing apparatus and hose reels. “The trailer was 10% damaged by fire and crews used two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and an environmental pack to deal with the incident.

“Police also attended as at one point there were large amounts of smoke covering both carriageways.”

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