Crews tackle scaffolding lorry blaze

Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, at the junction with Muller Road

Firefighters have been called to tackle a scaffolding lorry on fire.

When crews arrived they found the cab of the vehicle well alight. Using one high pressure hose reel and foam, two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus fought the fire.

It appears the driver was alerted to the fire by other motorists and managed to escape the vehicle unharmed, before calling 999.

It’s thought the fire started accidentally as a result of an electrical fault.

The cab of the lorry was left badly damaged by the fire, but fortunately no one was hurt.