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Felixstowe/A14: Firefighters tackle lorry fire

PUBLISHED: 14:54 31 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:54 31 March 2014

Lorry fire on A14

Lorry fire on A14

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A blaze which engulfed a lorry trailer on the A14 was tackled by firefighters today.

Three fire crews were called to the incident on the dual carriageway eastbound between Trimley St Mary and Felixstowe, around 200 metres from the Dock Spur roundabout, at around 7.15am.

The flames had been extinguished by 8.05am, a Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said.

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