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Flames '20ft high' in Brighton lorry fire
A lorry has burst into flames in Brighton.
Witnesses described the driver leaping out of the lorry moments before it started smoking at about 11.20am today.
The incident took place in London Road, opposite Withdean Park.
Mike Trindle, who works nearby, said: “It started smoking and a man jumped out.
“He went back into the cab a few times to grab things.
“There were flames really high - 20ft.”
Anthony Radmall said: "The driver seemed to be safe and left in an ambulance."
Chris Duncan said: “I witnessed this fire as I was driving back into Brighton and saw the blue lorry with smoke from underneath the cab area blazing into the sky about 20f high.
“It stopped opposite Withdean Park and got out as the smoke and flames started to get larger, “He returned to the cab serveral times to get belongings then shortly after rescue teams started to arrived.
“There was dark black smoke then two loud bangs one after another.
“Firefighters calmed the flames down and police did their part to divert the traffic the best they could.”
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