Dashboard fire

A FIRE broke out inside a lorry’s dashboard while it was travelling.

The flat back vehicle recovery lorry was forced to quickly pull over on the A689 near Greatham.

The fire broke out inside the cab after smoke started coming from the dashboard.

One fire engine from Stranton Station in Hartlepool attended the incident at 4.30pm on Friday and put the fire out.

An electrical fault is believed to have caused it.