A134 re-opens northbound at Ingham following lorry fire

The lorry fire has closed the A134 in both directions. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The lorry fire has closed the A134 in both directions. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

Police and firefighters were sent to the scene of a lorry fire this afternoon which forced a main road in north Suffolk to close.


Traffic officers and two fire crews from Bury St Edmunds were sent to the blaze on the A134 at Ingham at around 11.50am.

Tyres on the lorry, which is believed to have been carrying containers of tomato juice, were well alight and tackled by fire crews at the scene.

The blaze is now out and firefighters called a stop to the incident at 12.40pm.

Shortly after 1.40pm, Suffolk police tweeted: “A134 at Ingham is now open northbound after lorry fire.

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“Southbound remains closed – thanks for your patience.”

Recovery for the lorry has arrived but Suffolk Highways officers have been called to inspect the road for any damage.

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The southbound carriageway is not expected to be open again for some time, a police spokesman added.

Traffic is very slow in the area, with the incident affecting motorists travelling on the A134 between Bury St Edmunds and Thetford.

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