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Watch as plumes of smoke come out of lorry on fire in Rainham

PUBLISHED: 15:27 27 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:34 27 June 2018

Smoke was seen coming from the lorry in Cherry Tree Lane in Rainham. Photo: Celine' Harris

Smoke was seen coming from the lorry in Cherry Tree Lane in Rainham. Photo: Celine' Harris

Celine' Harris

Police and firefighters were called to the incident in Cherry Tree Lane at around 12.25 today.

Police and firefighters were called to Cherry Tree Lane this afternoon. Photo: Angela DeadmanPolice and firefighters were called to Cherry Tree Lane this afternoon. Photo: Angela Deadman

Plumes of smoke were seen coming from a lorry that caught fire in Rainham.

Police and firefighters were called to the incident in Cherry Tree Lane at around 12.25 today (Wednesday, June 27).

A Met Police spokeswoman said that no-one was in the articulated lorry when it caught fire, and that the lorry had since been removed.

Angela Deadman, 43, who works in the Ladbrokes over the road from the traffic lights where the lorry stopped, said that she saw lots of smoke in the shop and then went outside to see what was going on.

She said that she didn’t see any fire, but that police were already on the scene and officers closed the road for 30 minutes.

Angela said: “It took about 45 minutes from start to finish.

“I was shocked to see so much smoke, and was just pleased to hear that everyone was okay.

“The fire brigade came about 20 minutes later and they had it all under control after about five minutes.”

London Fire Brigade (LFB) has been contacted for a comment.

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