Bin lorry with six tonnes of rubbish goes on fire

A bin lorry containing six tonnes of rubbish went on fire. Firefighters were called to the blaze on St Michaels Way in Middlewich at around 2.30pm today (July 21) and found a lorry containing household waste was on fire. Three fire engines attended the scene, one from Middlewich, one from Winsford and one from Northwich

Pictures released by Middlewich Fire Station show flames coming from top of the green lorry where the rubbish is held. Another image shows a number of firefighters attending the scene, with two ladders propped up against the lorry as crews battle to put the blaze out, while being surrounded by smoke.

Bin lorry fire in Middlewich

A third picture shows the aftermath of the fire, with the lorry damaged from the blaze and the household waste inside completely charred. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used two hose reels and a hose reel jet as well as two ladders to put out the flames.

Bin lorry with six tonnes of rubbish goes on fireBin lorry fire in Middlewich

A spokesperson for Cheshire Fire and Rescue said: “Firefighters attended to a lorry containing household waste well alight on St Michaels Way.

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

Middlewich Fire Station also tweeted: “Firefighters were mobilised to a large vehicle fire on Lewin Street, Middlewich this afternoon, contents involved approximately 6 tonnes of household waste.

“Assisted by crews from @WinsfordFS @NorthwichFS we used main jets and BA to extinguish the fire, before damping down.”