Road closed as truck trailer catches fire at Sainsbury’s roundabout
A road in Macclesfield was closed after a trailer attached to a truck caught fire. At around 1.11pm today (March 24) crews from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a trailer fire on Cumberland Street. The incident happened on the roundabout next to Sainsbury’s after a ‘large triple axle trailer’ was ‘well alight’.
The driver removed the trailer from the towing vehicle. Firefighters from Macclesfield and Bollington attended as two fire engines were at the scene. Cheshire Police was also in attendance to assist with traffic and close the road. : ‘Missed opportunities’ before Crewe baby died of rare condition at Leighton Hospital
Firefighters put out the fire using a hose reel and then cooled the area with water. Crews also used a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots. A spokesperson for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews were called to a truck that was well alight.
The trailer was removed from the vehicle by the driver.
Firefighters were called to Cumberland Street after a ‘large triple axle trailer’ caught fire (Image: Nicky Bowers)
“Police attended and closed the road. The Westbound carriageway reopened at 2.49pm.” The full update from the service reads: “A large triple axle trailer on fire on a road in Macclesfield was extinguished by firefighters using a hose reel.
The driver removed the trailer from the towing vehicle and a ground monitor was used to cool the area with water. “A thermal imaging camera was also used at the incident to check for hot spots. Police attended and closed the road while the incident was ongoing.”
Cheshire Police confirmed they was called to reports of a trailer fire at around 1.14pm. The force also stated that it closed the road and assisted with traffic. A spokesperson said: “Police were called at 1.14pm today following a trailer fire on Cumberland Street on the roundabout at Sainsbury’s.
Police were there to assist with traffic.”