Cause of late night Wigan lorry blaze is under investigation

An investigation has been launched after the cab of a 20ft truck burst into flames in a Wigan compound.
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The blaze was well established by the time a crew from Wigan fire station arrived at the scene in Richmond Hill (not Orpington Street as previously described) in Pemberton, at 11.30pm on Sunday May 28.

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The flames were a threat to another vehicle parked close by and a nearby building but the firefighters, using high pressure hose reels, managed to prevent them from spreading.

The burnt out lorry on Richmond Hill, PembertonThe burnt out lorry on Richmond Hill, Pemberton
The burnt out lorry on Richmond Hill, Pemberton

Crew manager Simon Pheasant said that they also stopped the fire from engulfing the HGV’s trailer.

Investigators were returning to the scene this morning to ascertain what caused the blaze.

Police have not so far been involved.