Update: Lorry fire – firefighters on scene for more than seven hours

Fire and Rescue news.
Fire and Rescue news.

Firefighters tackling a fire involving a lorry laden with straw were on the scene of the A16 bypass at Louth for more than seven hours yesterday (Saturday).

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said the blaze damaged the lorry, the trailer and the load consisting of oilseed rape straw bales.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used four hose reel jets and a specialised high pressured water system called Cobra to extinguish the blaze.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue have not given a cause for the fire.

15.34 Saturday: Today’s fire involving a lorry laden with hay bales has closed part of the A16 at Louth.

Police say signposted diversions have been set up around the South Elkington and Kenwick Hill roundabouts.

Police inspector Helen Stamp said: “It’s likely to be closed for some time because the fire has damaged the road surface.”

14.12 Saturday: Four fire crews are tackling a lorry fire involving hay bales on the A16 at Louth.

Crews were called to the scene at 1pm today.

• More on this as we get updates.