Man suffers burns in lorry fire

A man suffered minor burns following a lorry fire on a Black Country road.

The lorry on fire. Photo: Wednesbury Police
The lorry on fire. Photo: Wednesbury Police

The man is believed to have sustained the injuries while uncoupling a trailer which set alight in Wednesbury.

The blaze, which happened in Hallens Drive, on Wednesday afternoon, caused the road to close.

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "We received a call at 4.10pm to an incident involving one lorry trailer fully involved in a fire.

The scene of the fire. Photo: John Kennett

"The road was temporarily closed by firefighters.

"One man suffered minor burns while unloading the trailer from the lorry."

Photographs published on social media showed large plumes of smoke rising into the sky and a blackened trailer.

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