Bridge closed after bike fire in Lancaster

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A bridge had to be closed after a motorbike burst into flames.

Firefighters were called to the Greyhound Bridge in Lancaster at about 2.30am on Saturday by a biker, who was travelling home from work.

Crews said the motorbike cut out, because of what is believed to be an electrical fault, and then set on fire while on the bridge.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said the biker phoned the fire service, and teams arrived within less than five minutes of the call.

He said: “It was well alight when we turned up.

“The police were in attendance and they closed the bridge because of the amount of smoke.

“We put it out quickly and reopened the bridge.”

One fire engine from Lancaster attended, and put out the blaze using a high pressure hose reel.

Nobody was injured.