Thurston: Chemical tanker goes up in flames

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a blaze which engulfed a lorry at a Suffolk farm.

The fire broke out shortly before 7.40pm at Woodend Green Farm in Hollow Lane, Thurston.

A crew from Bury St Edmunds fire station were alerted and at around 7.55pm called for backup after they discovered the tanker was carrying chemicals.

Crew from Bury, Newmarket, Haverhill, Holbrook, Stowmarket, Needham Market and Ixworth are at the scene helping to fight the fire.

The trailer contained 1,000 litres of liquid ammonium nitrate.

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Firefighters battled the flames and extinguished the blaze by 9.05pm.

A spokesman for the fire brigade said the chemicals were not involved in the fire.

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