Firefighters tackle blaze in Stoke-on-Trent bin lorry

Firefighters are tackling a blaze in a Stoke-on-Trent bin lorry. Crews from Burslem and Sandyford were called to Burslem Recycling Centre, on Federation Road, shortly before 11.30am today. A fire was spotted in the back of a truck.

They remain at the scene. A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Firefighters are currently tackling a fire in the back of a refuse lorry at the Burslem Recycling Centre. “We were called just before 11.30am this morning (Wednesday 9 June).

“Crews from Burslem and Sandyford are using breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to tackle the fire.”