Dumper truck driver has lucky escape after his vehicle catches fire near Norwich

The dumper truck, which caught fire off Shortthorn Road. Picture: Kevin Murphy

The dumper truck, which caught fire off Shortthorn Road. Picture: Kevin Murphy - Credit: Archant

A dumper truck driver had a lucky escape after his vehicle caught fire near Norwich this morning.

It is understood he had gone to open a gate off Shortthorn Road when the fire broke out around the engine compartment.

The vehicle is owned by the timber manufacturing company Thomson Sawmills, which is based on the same stretch of road in Stratton Strawless.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 9.30am.

Fire crews from Sprowston and Earlham used hose reel jets to extinguish the flames.


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A spokesman for Thomson Sawmills said the driver was uninjured.

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