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Essex: Lorry fire closes A120 near Stansted Airport

06:53 10 March 2014

The remains of the lorry that caught fire on the A120

The remains of the lorry that caught fire on the A120


A lorry fire has closed the A120 Westbound between Takeley and Stansted Airport.

Three fire crews were called to the scene at 5.41am, where a 40ft trailer containing food products was completely alight.

The fire is now extinguished, but crews remain on the scene to ensure the fire doesn’t re-ignite.


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