Truck trailer catches fire

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A TRAILER caught fire in the early hours this morning after the brakes overheated.

The articulated truck driver was travelling along Seaton Lane, in Hartlepool, when he noticed smoke coming from the trailer.

He pulled over near to the Owton Manor Lodge roundabout, managed to disconnect the trailer from the back of the truck, and then rang Stranton Fire Brigade.

One fire engine went to the incident at 2am today and crews used a hose reel to extinguish the flames.

They left after 30 minutes.