Cambridgeshire

A1 closed as flaming clothes from lorry fire cover carriageway

Lorry fire on A1, Peterborough
Image caption Burnt clothing was strewn across the carriageway following the lorry fire

A lorry carrying pallets of clothing caught fire in Cambridgeshire, partially closing a road during rush hour.

Motorists were held up for several hours while firefighters tackled the blaze on the A1 northbound near Wansford at about 06:30 GMT.

The fire appeared to have started in the trailer and destroyed clothing on wooden pallets.

No-one was injured and the road was fully reopened shortly after 12:00 GMT.

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