£120k bin lorry on fire in Notts.

The side of a bin lorry had to be cut open to tackled a fire

The side of a bin lorry had to be cut open to tackled a fire

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This morning a bin lorry caught fire and the street was closed as the fire crew tackled the flames.

Today, Thursday June 23, a Bassetlaw refuse collection lorry caught fire on High Street in Misson.

Bin lorry fire on High Street Misson

Bin lorry fire on High Street Misson

Incident commander from Notts fire Brigade, crew manager Joyce said: “It’s recycle day so it should be just paper and plastics, most likely cause is someone has put something in their bin which has caused the fire.”

A representative from Notts Council stated that the lorry that is worth in the region of £120,000 which had to have its side cut open for the fire to be tackled.

Two Pumps and an incident support vehicle attended, crews spent several hours making the lorry safe.

Crews sift through the rubbish on  High Stree Misson to find the souce of the blaze

Crews sift through the rubbish on High Stree Misson to find the souce of the blaze

High Street misson was cordoned off as fire crew tackled a bin lorry fire

High Street misson was cordoned off as fire crew tackled a bin lorry fire