Lorry fire on the A1 near Stamford

Firecrews are fighting a lorry fire on the A1 near Stamford
Firecrews are fighting a lorry fire on the A1 near Stamford
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Fire crews and police officers were called to a lorry fire on the A1 northbound near the Stamford exit.

Police received a report about the incident at 11.51am yesterday (August 8) and closed the A1 between the A606 Empingham Road and Wansford turn off after pasta sauce the lorry was carrying spilled onto the road and set on fire.

A1 lorry fire.  By Mike Exton.

A1 lorry fire. By Mike Exton.

As a result of the incident, drivers were diverted along the A47 past Oakham before they could rejoin the A1 - adding about 30 miles to their journey,

The A1 was reopened again at 7.51pm the same day.