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Fire closes A500 in Staffordshire

A lorry fire has closed a section of the A500 in Staffordshire.

Firefighters closed part of the road between Cliffe Vale and Etruria after being called out to reports of a fire on the northbound dual carriageway at 4.17am this morning.

The lorry was carrying flammable gas.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said the fire had been contained although the road is likely to remain closed for repairs to the carriageway surface.

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