Lorry fire closes A47 at Houghton on the Hill



The A47 is closed at Houghton on the Hill, east of Leicester, due to a lorry fire.
Crews from the city and Billesdon fire station were called to the scene, shortly after 2am today.
The incident happened outside the Jet Garage, on the A47 Uppingham Road, near to the junction of Main Street.
A fire service spokesman said: "We received several calls reporting a lorry trailer involved in fire, and explosions being heard.
"Upon arrival, crews confound the trailer well alight.
"It was carrying an unknown type and quantity of chemicals."
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10 November 2016 in Regional East, Views: 95
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