Flat bed lorry: Pic GMFRS

Two fire engines tackled a lorry fire on Manchester New Road in Partington earlier this evening on Manchester New Road which caused big traffic jams in the area.

The scene was closed off by police at around 4.30pm it is believed one person thought to be the driver was taken to hospital.

Other motorists were left stunned by the blaze as it came out of the blue and from what we can gather this was a bad fire.

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The flat bed lorry has since been removed and the road has been reopened, if you saw the fire please send in your photos or video/dash cam footage via

We have asked GMFRS and GMP for a statement and will update this article soon with more information.