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.
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