A LARGE vehicle caught fire in Northwich.

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire involving a large vehicle carrying a load on the A559 Warrington Road in Northwich, at the Belmont Road junction.

The road was closed in both directions as crews tackled the fire shortly after 3.30pm yesterday.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with hose reel jets.

Crews then damped the load and the vehicle down to make them safe.

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Temperatures were monitored with a hose reel jet.

Two fire crews from Northwich and Lymm dealt with the incident.

Firefighters were at the scene for around an hour and 20 minutes.