Lorry carrying hay bales catches fire on A35
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 19 July 2022
A large lorry stacked with hay bales caught fire and spread flames to cars on a Dorset main road.
Around 40 firefighters were needed to tackle the lorry fire that spread to nearby cars, fencing, trees and hedges.
The lorry fire was reported at 2.30pm on Monday (July 18) on the A35 between Winterbourne Abbas and Monkey's Jump roundabout in Dorchester.
Crews from seven fire stations were mobilised - Bridport Dorchester Fire Station, Weymouth Fire Station, Beaminster Fire Station, Maiden Newton Fire Station, Bere Regis Fire Station and water carriers from Poole Fire Station and Yeovil Fire Station.