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Bristol hay lorry blaze treated as suspicious

Lorry fire, Old Mill Road, Portishead
Image caption Police said the lorry was loaded with between 30 and 40 tonnes of hay and the fire caused an estimated £140,000 worth of damage

A blaze that caused extensive damage to a hay lorry near Bristol is being treated as suspicious by police.

Crews were called to Old Mill Road in Portishead at 00:20 BST to a fire on a lorry loaded with 40 tonnes of hay.

Avon and Somerset Police said along with smoke damage to a car transporter parked nearby, the fire had caused an estimated £140,000 worth of damage.

Det Sgt Andrew Pugh said it was "fortunate that no-one was in either vehicle" as it could have been fatal.

Police are appealing for information.

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