Bin lorry carrying six tonnes of rubbish bursts into flames on Cheshire street

Firefighters descended on a busy road after a bin lorry carrying six tonnes of rubbish burst into flames. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service sent engines from three different stations to the scene in Middlewich yesterday afternoon. Images captured by firefighters show flames coming from the back of the truck containing the household waste – before smoke covered the road as the blaze was being extinguished.

Top story: JTF axes Stoke-on-Trent staff just hours before collapsing into administration The service confirmed that crews from Middlewich, Winsford and Northwich attended the scene. A spokesperson said: “Three fire engines attended.

Firefighters tackling the blaze in Middlewich

“Firefighters attended to a lorry containing household waste well alight on St Michael’s Way.

“Breathing apparatus, two hose reels and a hose reel jet as well as two ladders were used to put out the flames.”

The cause of the blaze has not been revealed.