Stolen Lorry Fire
At 00:31am on Friday 25 June, 2010 Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called to a lorry fire on the A465, Llangua, near Pontrilas.
Fire appliances from Hereford, Ewyas Harold, and Peterchurch were initially mobilised. Ewyas Harold was first on scene and found the cab of an articulated lorry well alight. Fire crews wore breathing apparatus and used high pressure foam to tackle the flames and extinguish the blaze before using manual hydraulic cutting equipment to gain access to the vehicle.
After a search, all persons were accounted for and environmental packs were used to prevent foam entering the watercourse.
Liaison with West Mercia Police confirmed the vehicle to be stolen. Anyone with information that may assist West Mercia Police can call the duty inspector for Herefordshire on Tel: 0300 3333 000 (ext 4760) or, Crime Stoppers on Tel: 0800 555 111