Firefighters tackle pick-up truck fire

FIREFIGHTERS were called to Ross Close this afternoon (June 1) to tackle a vehicle fire.

Two crews from Saffron Walden attended the scene on the corner of Ross Close and Cromwell Road around 1.30pm. Firefighters reported that a pick-up truck was completely alight.

Wearing breathing apparatus and using one main jet and two hose reel jets, crews extinguished the fire by 2pm.

The road was briefly cordoned off while the fire was brought under control.

Incident commander Paul Curtis said he believed the blaze had been triggered by a mechanical fault in the pick-up truck.

Eyewitnesses at nearby Katherine Semar Junior School had reported seeing a large volume of smoke billowing skyward prior to the firefighters’ arrival.