Lorry catches fire on busy Ipswich road

Ipswich lorry fire

Plumes of smoke come off a lorry which caught fire in Ipswich - Credit: Megan Aldous

A lorry has caught fire on a busy Ipswich road. 

Fire crews were called to Nacton Road in Ipswich shortly before 4pm on Friday to a lorry which had caught fire. 

Two engines from Ipswich East and Princes Street were sent to deal with the fire which was put out shortly before 4.30pm. 

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue said that no ambulance crews had been called to the scene. 

Police crews were also in attendance. 

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "Police were called to Nacton Road in Ipswich by the fire service at 3.54pm following reports of a fire.

"Officers remain on scene to assist with traffic control in the area."

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The road was taken down to one lane for a time while emergency services dealt with the fire but the road has since fully re-opened but remains busy. 

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