Dramatic pictures show devastation of A5117 lorry fire near Elton

Dramatic pictures show the devastation caused after a lorry carrying 20 tons of household recycling caught fire. Emergency services were called to the incident on the A5117 near Elton, close to the M56, at around 6.42am today (July 29). Crews from Powey Lane and Ellesmere Port arrived at the scene and found the lorry’s trailer ablaze.

Firefighters used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. The container’s load has been emptied onto the carriageway and highways officers were called to the incident. Police have closed the road while the scene is cleared.

READ MORE: Cheshire dad battered colleague with hammer over message sent by partner A spokesperson for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters are currently at the scene of a large vehicle fire on the A5117 in a layby just prior to the M56.

The damage caused by a lorry fire on the A5117 in EltonThe damage caused by a lorry fire on the A5117 in Elton

“Two hose reel jets and breathing apparatus are in use to extinguish the fire in a lorry trailer containing around 20 tons of household recycling. “Highways have been asked to attend as truck waste is being emptied onto the carriageway and will need clearing.

The incident is being reduced to one fire engine and police have closed the road.”

NEWSLETTER: Sign up for CheshireLive email direct to your inbox here

READ NEXT: