Huge explosion sends burning lorry parts flying across Aldi car park
Two trucks exploded into balls of flames last night in Beverley. Both incidents have been referred to the police for further investigation. The first fire took place at 12.40am close to Aldi in Swinemoor Lane, Beverley with “four loud explosions” heard by nearby residents and an HGV engulfed by flames.
The second truck fire, taking place in Grove Hill Road close to Riverview Cafe, occurred within an hour or so of the first. news involving Humberside Fire and Rescue by clicking here. A Humberside Fire and Rescue spokeswoman confirmed this morning that both fires had been put out and “there were no casualties”.
“Both incidents have been passed over to the police,” they added.
The second fire in Beverley last night, in the vicinity of Grove Hill Road.
Commenting on the second truck fire in Grove Hill Road, the spokeswoman said: “A 3.5 tonne LGV caught fire. “There was fire damage to the vehicle and a nearby shed and portacabin. Police were also in attendance.”
Earlier, at 2.48am a spokesman gave detail on the first fire in Swinemoor Lane. “We received a call at 12.45am this morning. Two appliances attended and the fire is now out.”
The wreckage this morning of the truck which exploded into flames close to Aldi in Swinemoor Lane, Beverley.
An eyewitness to the first truck fire in Swinemoor Lane, known as @ibizafc on Twitter, told Hull Live that he first became aware of the fire when seeing “an orange glow in the sky” while driving home from work.
He came across the site of the fire at 12.45am. “There were just four people in the car park when I arrived, including the driver.” He then called the emergency services and filmed the fire.
During filming of the fire, there was “a massive explosion” from the truck. “It sounded like the loudest firework ever and blew the flames higher up,” he said. “It caused all the truck debri to be scattered in Aldi car park.”
The eyewitness, who left the scene shortly after, confirmed that emergency services had arrived on the scene by 1am.
Scene at the site of the second truck fire in Beverley this morning.
Another eyewitness reported hearing “four loud explosions” at around 12.40am. They called the police and were informed they had received a number of calls in relation to the incident and fire and rescue were on their way. It was a busy night for Humberside Fire and Rescue.
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