Hereford & Worcester

Campus disruption over University of Worcester lorry fire

Lectures at the University of Worcester were disrupted by the lorry fire
Image caption Lectures at the University of Worcester were disrupted by the lorry fire

A lorry caused disruption to a university when it caught fire in the grounds.

A building on the St John's campus at the University of Worcester was evacuated as the lorry set alight and explosion sounds were reported.

Hereford and Worcester Fire Service said a lorry, thought to be loaded with bitumen and LPG cylinders, was alight, and a nearby building was at risk.

The university said there was a short disruption to lectures.

Firefighters are remaining at the scene, damping down and ensuring the area is safe.

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