Caravan fire on A303

A303 Caravan Fire June 2018

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 3:17pm 11th June 2018. (Updated at 4:11pm 11th June 2018)

The blaze is causing major traffic issues near to the Allington track turning.

A caravan is on fire on the A303 this afternoon (Monday June 11th), causing major traffic issues.

The Citroen vehicle is well alight close to the Allington track turning, with emergency services called out 2.45pm.

The caravan is on the westbound stretch of the road, with that side of the road closed for around an hour.

Wiltshire Police and Highways England did close the eastbound stretch briefly too, for safety reasons, but it's all now re-opened: 

 

There are no reports of any injuries at this stage.

Smoke from the blaze can be seen from in the surrounding areas - as this picture from Rachel Singleton shows:

A303 Caravan Fire June 2018
The smoke rising from the scene - picture courtesy of Rachel Singleton

Another photo's been sent to us of the incident unfolding:

A303 Caravan Fire June 2018

Picture courtesy of Cami at Animal Friends

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue tell us one crew from Amesbury and one from Salisbury called out to help with the fire. 

They've told that gas cylinders within the vehicle are the reason behind both carriageways being closed for a time, to keep the area safe.

For the latest on the traffic situation, there's details on our travel page.

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