Residents of Exeter have been told to close windows after a lorry fire closed the road

Residents of Exeter have been told to close windows after a lorry fire closed the road

Residents of the Alphington area of ​​Exeter have been told to close their windows due to a lorry fire. The busy A377 Alphington Road is currently closed following the incident.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman confirmed an articulated lorry was on fire and six vehicles were called to the A377 roundabout junction. Aerial ladder has now been requested. Two breathing apparatuses, jets and a “fog spike” are used.

And in a Twitter update, a DSFRS spokesperson advises locals to close their windows to stay clear of smoke and close their windows. A spokesperson wrote: “We are currently dealing with a large vehicle fire just at Alphington roundabout (A30/A377) in Exeter.

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“There is a plume of smoke and local residents are advised to stay out of the smoke and close their windows. Traffic is heavy so please avoid the area.”

A Devon and Somerset Fire spokesperson said: “We are currently dealing with a large vehicle fire just off Alphington roundabout. It is a HGV with a trailer full of electrical waste The cabin has been detached from the trailer There is a plume of smoke and local residents are advised to stay away from the smoke and close their windows.

“The smoke is not currently affecting the A30 but traffic is heavy due to the incident. Police and motorways are on site to support traffic flow.

“We have crews from Danes Castle, Middlemoor and Newton Abbot, as well as a water tanker from Danes Castle and an air craft from Danes.”

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