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Crews tackle lorry fire under A47 flyover

PUBLISHED: 09:14 18 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:33 18 February 2018

The fire-damaged lorry on the A47 westbound slip road onto the A140, just outside of Norwich. The fire took place on the morning of Sunday February 18. Picture: SUPPLIED

The fire-damaged lorry on the A47 westbound slip road onto the A140, just outside of Norwich. The fire took place on the morning of Sunday February 18. Picture: SUPPLIED

Supplied (photpgrapher wished to remain anonymous)

Firefighters have tackled a fire in a lorry under the A47 flyover at Harford Bridges on the edge of Norwich.

Firefighters have tackled a lorry fire in a lorry under the A47 flyover at Harford Bridges, Norwich. Photo: Sophie WyllieFirefighters have tackled a lorry fire in a lorry under the A47 flyover at Harford Bridges, Norwich. Photo: Sophie Wyllie

Crews from Earlham, Carrow and Attleborough and the water carrier from Hethersett were called to the scene at about 5,20am today.

Firefighters have tackled a lorry fire in a lorry under the A47 flyover at Harford Bridges, Norwich. Photo: Sophie WyllieFirefighters have tackled a lorry fire in a lorry under the A47 flyover at Harford Bridges, Norwich. Photo: Sophie Wyllie

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used hose reel jets and compressed air foam system to put the fire out.

The westbound exit to the A140 was closed for recovery of the lorry and road repairs.

It reopened at about 11am as the area got especially busy with fans from Ipswich heading to Norwich for the East Anglian derby.

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