A lane is still closed in each direction on Brunel Way, Bristol, after a lorry fire there on Wednesday. It caused major damage to the road surface. The partial closure of one of the city's main arterial routes has been causing severe congestion.
The A419 London Road is closed in both directions closed due to spillage of acid and the fire between Brimscombe Lane and Spring Lane. This is affecting traffic between Stroud and Cirencester. Motorists are being asked to avoid the area and to keep doors and windows closed.
John Beard from Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue says crews were also faced with an environmental issue when tackling the fire because of the chemicals inside the building:
Gloucestershire firefighters have been dealing with a major blaze in Stroud overnight.
It started at Griffin Mill in Thrupp at around half past eight yesterday evening.
Some buildings were evacuated and people living nearby were-asked to stay indoors and close their windows because of the chemicals thought to be inside. 60 firefighters were at the scene on the scene. Part of the A419 is closed.
Gloucestershire firefighters are dealing with a large fire at Griffin Mill,London Road in Thrupp, Stroud. Crews arrived at the scene just before 8.30pmthis evening. There are currently fifteen fire engines and one aerialvehicle on site. Around 60 firefighters are tackling the fire using eightjets and 12 breathing apparatus.
– Spokesperson for Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue
The industrial building around 50x30 metres is well alight and firefighters are expected to be there for some time. Due to chemicals that are thought to be contained in the building neighbouring units have been evacuated and local residents are being encouraged to stay indoors and keep their windows closed.
A serious fire has broken out at a factory in Stroud. Emergency services were called to the London Road at half past eight because a fire had started at the Eagle Works.
Thick black smoke is coming from the building and local residents are being asked to stay indoors and close their windows. The A419 is closed at the junction with London Road. The cause of the fire is not known.
A lorry that caught fire on Brunel Way in Bristol is believed to have been carrying candles.
Police are advising motorists to avoid roads surrounding the Cumberland Basin. Fire crew are still on the scene and the road is expected to remain closed for several hours.
Firefighters have now extinguished the fire involving a heavy goods vehicle on Brunel Way in Bristol.
Six firefighters using four hose reels helped put out the fire, using 200 litres of foam. Crews remain on the scene.
The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental.
One of the main roads into Bristol City Centre was closed this afternoon after a lorry caught fire.
It happened on Brunel Way in the Cumberland basin. Eyewitnesses described hearing 'massive, loud bangs'. Three fire engines attended the fire, which caused long delays.
A lorry has caught fire on Brunel Way in Bristol. Eyewitnesses have described hearing 'massive, loud bangs'. The road is likely to remain closed during the rush hour, causing major delays.
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