Lorry Catches Fire

Friday, May 17, 2019
By Martin Myall

MOT Lorry on Fire 01There’s nothing like a lorry with its tyres in flames in front of you on the autovía to have you wondering if your life insurance is up to date.

Well, that must have crossed the minds of a few drivers yesterday around 08.00h on the A-7 where it passes through the municipality of Motril.

A large lorry carrying manure – it just got worse – had a blow out and ground to a halt on the hard shoulder, but not before smoke began pouring out from beneath it.

As luck would have it, the car behind the lorry was driven by the Head of the Motril forest firefighters – damned handy. Not only did he take charge of the traffic, making sure that it gave a wide berth to the stricken lorry, but he also flagged down a fuel tanker because he knew that these vehicles always carry sod-off fire extinguishers.

Thanks to his quick actions the fire under the lorry was kept under control until the Motril fire service arrived to take charge of the situation and hose the whole smelly thing down… and nothing smells worse than roast manure!

Se incendian los bajos de un camión en la A-7 a la altura de Motril
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(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia – Photo: Still from Video)

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