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Car fire on A11 result of four vehicle pile-up

PUBLISHED: 08:53 01 February 2019 | UPDATED: 14:56 01 February 2019

The car on fire northbound on the A11 near the Ketteringham junction causing a traffic tailback. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The car on fire northbound on the A11 near the Ketteringham junction causing a traffic tailback. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Rush hour traffic came to a standstill yesterday evening after a car caught fire on the A11.

Fire crews from Carrow, Earlham, Hethersett and Sprowston were called to the blaze at 5.30pm.

Traffic was heavy northbound along the Hethersett Bypass.

The fire started after a four vehicle collision on the road.

Police and paramedics also attended the scene.

Fire fighters tackle the blaze of a car on fire northbound on the A11 near the Ketteringham junction causing a traffic tailback. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYFire fighters tackle the blaze of a car on fire northbound on the A11 near the Ketteringham junction causing a traffic tailback. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A fire service spokesman said: “We received the call from the ambulance service to reports of a vehicle fire.

“Four crews attended and no-one had to be removed from the vehicle.

“It appears that no-one has been injured.”

A police spokesman said: “Police were called at 5.30pm to reports of a four vehicle RTC on the A11 northbound near the Thicktorn roundabout.

The car on fire northbound on the A11 near the Ketteringham junction causing a traffic tailback. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe car on fire northbound on the A11 near the Ketteringham junction causing a traffic tailback. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

“One lane was closed while the vehicles were recovered. The road was fully open by 9.30pm”

South Norfolk Police tweeted: “Busy night for South Norfolk Police at Wymondham A11.

“One vehicle caught fire and destroyed as a result of collision.

“Minor injuries to occupants.”

Fire fighters tackle the blaze of a car on fire northbound on the A11 near the Ketteringham junction causing a traffic tailback. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYFire fighters tackle the blaze of a car on fire northbound on the A11 near the Ketteringham junction causing a traffic tailback. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Motorists tried to avoid the jam by taking the B1172 through Hethersett causing further delays.

Check the EDP Traffic Map before you travel.

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