Fire truck: Blazing lorry drives through Coleraine

Onlookers were left stunned yesterday as a recycling lorry was spotted travelling along the outskirts with massive flames shooting from the rear. road was closed in Coleraine after the lorry caught fire. The incident was captured on social media, showing the trailer ablaze as it was taken around a roundabout and then down another road.

People and cars stopped as it continued along its route, and in one clip an emergency vehicle is seen following it from behind. Earlier police advised motorists the Lodge Road in Coleraine was closed to deal with the incident. It has since been reopened.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said it sent five appliances to the Lodge Road at around 8am