07:55 - 1 lorry carrying asphalt involved in fire. Vehicle believed to be carrying 3 small cylinders which have vented. 2BA, 1 main jet in use.
08:05 - 2BA, 1 monitor and 1 hand held jet and 1 HR now in use. Area has been cordoned. Request the attendance of the environment agency due to water run off containing asphalt materials.
08:17 - Fire now out BA has been withdrawn. Main jets no longer in use. 1HR in use to reduce water run off and reduce environmental impact.
Updated Incident Information: 09:52 - STOP - One 7.5 tonne Iveco van involved in fire carrying 1 tonne of bitumen contained in a tank on rear of vehicle. Vehicle also carrying 5 x 19kg propane cylinders that remain intact. 1 x 47kg propane cylinder has exploded. Fire has been fully extinguished and no excessive temperatures on vehicle or cylinders found. Police are arranging recovery of vehicle and carrying out traffic control. Public Statement Issued:
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