Lorry fire near Exeter Airport closes lane of A30 dual carriageway while crews tackle blaze

Part of the dual carriageway near Exeter Airport was closed to traffic on Sunday morning (July 12) as  East Devon crews tackled a lorry fire.

Fire crews from Honiton, Topsham and Middlemoor were called at around 11.30am to the eastbound carriageway of the A30 after receiving multiple calls reporting the blaze.

The crews confirmed a small fire in the engine and closed one of the dual carriageway lanes to safeguard them as they worked.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) spokesperson said: “Fire engines from Middlemoor, Topsham and Honiton were mobilised to multiple reports of a lorry on fire on the A30 Eastbound this morning.

“On arrival the crews confirmed that there was a small fire under the engine compartment of the lorry and requested that one lane of carriageway be closed to ensure the safety of the fire crews.

“The fire was extinguished using one hose reel jet, one safety jet and a thermal image camera.”

The crews passed the care of the incident over to the Highways Agency before leaving the scene, DSFRS said.

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