Gas lorry catches fire in village near Corby

This was the dramatic scene in a village near Corby this morning (Thursday) after a gas lorry caught fire.

Thursday, 11th January 2018, 10:11 am
Updated Thursday, 11th January 2018, 1:25 pm
The scene this morning. Credit: Susie Barnwell. NNL-181101-095718005

Fire crews from Corby, Market Harborough and Oakham attended the A6003 Main Street in Caldecott, just over the border in Rutland, at about 7.30am.

A lorry believed to be carrying gas and asphalt caught fire and the road was cordoned off.

A Leicestershire Fire Service spokesman said the Environment Agency had also been called due to a leak.

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One person who captured pictures of the blaze said the explosion shook houses in the village.

The scene this morning. Credit: Susie Barnwell. NNL-181101-095728005
The scene this morning. Credit: Susie Barnwell. NNL-181101-095728005