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Crews tackle lorry fire on the A1(M) near Boroughbridge

Crews tackle lorry fire on the A1

8:15am 23rd April 2018
(Updated 10:45am 23rd April 2018)

A trailer has been damaged following a lorry fire on the A1(M), north of Boroughbridge.

The flames could be seen on images provided by traffic cameras yesterday morning.

Fire crews from Boroughbridge, Knaresborough and Ripon helped tackle the blaze, between junctions 48 and 49, just after 5.30am.

The truck cab had been uncoupled, but the refrigerated trailer and cargo of food items were damaged.

Crews used breathing apparatus, hosereels and small tools.

It is thought overheated brakes may have caused the fire.

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