Derby

Fire engine battling A50 fire catches fire

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Media captionThe fire caused stationary traffic and long delays in both directions

A fire engine called out to a car fire was set alight itself when a lorry crashed into it.

Firefighters were putting out the blaze on the A50 near Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire, when the lorry hit their fire engine, causing both to ignite.

The fires broke out on the eastbound carriageway but both carriageways have been closed, causing stationary traffic and long delays.

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Image caption Firefighters were putting out the car fire when the lorry collided with their fire engine

Motorists have been advised to avoid the area.

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Police said emergency services were called to the car fire at about 15:40 BST. No-one is thought to have been seriously injured.

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