PICTURES: Burning catering trailer blocks A23

The trailer was well alight, according to West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. Pictures: Sophie Coward
The trailer was well alight, according to West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. Pictures: Sophie Coward
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A catering trailer that was on fire blocked a lane on the A23 at Pease Pottage yesterday (November 2).

The blaze blocked a lane on the exit slip road northbound at the M23 junction 11, Highways England tweeted.

The trailer was ‘well alight’, according to West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, which was called at 3.53pm.

Two hoses, two breathing gear and one foam were used, a fire service spokesman confirmed.

The driver was unhurt but diesel from the lorry and smoke from the fire spread across the carriageway, Sussex Police confirmed.

Officers waited for Highways England to clear the road and recover the vehicle, the police spokesman added.

Highways England confirmed that the road was open again at 7.34pm.

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