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Truck fire shuts road in Ribbleton

Posted on - 1st October, 2018 - 10:10pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Ribbleton, Roads, Transport
Fire crews on the scene in Ribbleton Pic: Graham Robinson
Fire crews on the scene in Ribbleton

Firefighters remain on the scene in Ribbleton after a fire involving a truck.

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Residents near Belmont Avenue, off Ribbleton Avenue, reported hearing three ‘loud bangs’ and then seeing smoke coming from the Iveco vehicle.

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The road remains closed as Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service tackled the fire in the vehicle, which is now out.

The fire started around 9.40pm on Monday (1 October).

A firefighter surveys the damage to the truck Pic: Graham Robinson
A firefighter surveys the damage to the truck

Read more: Family pay tribute to delivery driver who died in Ribbleton

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A spokeswoman for the fire service said the fire is believed to be suspicious and an arson investigation will be launched.

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