Lorry 'bursts into flames'

A lorry has burst into flames in Brighton. Witnesses described the driver leaping out of the lorry moments before it started smoking at about 11.20am today.

Lorry blaze - Sussex Police statement

Emergency services were called to a report of a lorry on fire in London Road, Brighton, near the junction with Carden Avenue, at 11am.

There are no reports of any other vehicles being involved or of any injuries. The fire was extinguished some 20 minutes later. The road was temporarily closed but by 1pm one lane was open in each direction.

Lorry 'bursts into flames' in Brighton

Burnt remains of lorry in Brighton Credit: Charlotte Wilkins

A lorry has "burst into flames" in Brighton.

Witnesses described the driver leaping out of the lorry moments before it started smoking at about 11.20am today.

The incident took place in London Road, opposite Withdean Park. It's not yet known if anyone was injured.

Burnt remains of lorry in Brighton Credit: Charlotte Wilkins

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