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Updated:Fire crews called to Refuse lorry alight on the A303

Fire crew are currently dealing with a large fire on A303E involving a refuse lorry. A number of appliances are in attendance.
A large amount of smoke is currently covering the carriage way.

The driver has managed to move the lorry off the main carriage way into a lay-by.

Fire crews are using hose reels and two main jets to tackle the blaze that is understood to be loaded with refuse waste.

There are also long delays on approach to the incident.
Police and Highways England have closed one lane of the A303 to assist firefighters.

One issue being faced by crews is the remote location and the lack of water to fight the fire. A request for a water carrier has been made to assist fire fighting efforts.

Worth avoiding the area.

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