Truck damaged by fire

A HEAVY duty truck was severely damaged after it caught fire.

Crews from Stranton Fire Station were called to the Niramax site, off Windermere Road, in Hartlepool, just before 4pm on Wednesday.

The truck was on top of a landfill part of the site when it caught alight so firefighters had to walk to the top of the mound to tackle it.

Fire chiefs said the cause of the blaze, which damaged the engine and hydraulics, was an accident.