Update: Long delays after vehicle towing combine harvester on fire closes A120 near Ardleigh

Firefighters tackle a blaze outside a home in Halstead

Firefighters tackle a blaze outside a home in Halstead - Credit: Archant

Police had to close the A120 in both directions to deal with a vehicle fire.

Officers were called at 8.20am to the road in Ardleigh near Colchester.

A heavy-goods vehicle which had been on fire was towing a combine harvester.

A force spokesman said the rolling road block had been in operation and no-one had been hurt.

Two appliances from Colchester and one from Manningtree were at the incident.

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Crews wore breathing apparatus and used two hose-reel jets to extinguish the fire by 9.05am.

They remained at the scene for half an hour after the fire damping down.

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Long delays are being reported on the A120 because of vehicle recovery and repair work which has taken place.

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