Dramatic video of lorry fire on A1 in Northumberland

A lorry fire on the A1 at Felmoor Park between Alnwick and Morpeth caused traffic disruption this morning.

Thursday, 4th January 2018, 09:09 am
Updated Thursday, 4th January 2018, 15:55 pm
The lorry on fire beside the A1.

The blaze was captured by Gazette photographer Jane Coltman. When she arrived on the scene at around 9.15 this morning (Thursday), the lorry was well alight, with flames and black smoke pouring out. It had parked in a layby on the southbound lane.

Traffic was still moving but it was reduced to a single lane when the police arrived. Diversions were temporarily put in place. A fire crew arrived and extinguished the blaze within minutes.

The lorry on fire beside the A1.
Flames and black smoke captured on our video
Firemen put out the blaze.
The lorry on fire beside the A1.
Flames and black smoke captured on our video
Firemen put out the blaze.