Cause of fire is a mystery

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THE cause of a fire which brought traffic to a standstill in Sutton Bridge remains a mystery.

A mobile crane caught fire on the A17 on September 12 meaning the road had to be closed for several hours.

A spokesman from Lincolnshire Fire Service said: “We don’t have a definitive cause of the crane fire.

“The driver saw smoke coming from the back of the crane and pulled over.

“He tried to put the fire out using an extinguisher but it got out of hand and the fire brigade had to be called.”

The road was closed amid fears that the petrol tank might explode but no-one was hurt in the incident.