Lorry fire on A17 near Kirkby La Thorpe

The lorry on fire on the A17 at Kirkby La Thorpe this morning. Photo by Kevin J Taylor of the Sleaford and District Photography Group. EMN-140809-194633001
The lorry on fire on the A17 at Kirkby La Thorpe this morning. Photo by Kevin J Taylor of the Sleaford and District Photography Group. EMN-140809-194633001

A lorry was engulfed in flames on the A17 Sleaford bypass this morning (Monday) after a mechanical fault.

Fire crews from Sleaford and Billinghay tackled the flames surrounding the cab of the articulated lorry carrying sand which came to a stop near the turn off for Kirkby La Thorpe on the westbound carriageway.

The driver escaped unhurt as the alarm was raised at 11.11am but a nearby bus shelter and street lamp were also damaged by the fire.

This photo was taken by Kevin J Taylor of Sleaford Photography Group who lives in the village and saw the smoke.

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