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Bury St Edmunds 'explosion' sound likely to be A14 vehicle fire




Explosion sounds heard in Bury St Edmunds overnight are likely to relate to a vehicle fire, Suffolk Constabulary has said.

Police received calls from Mildenhall Estate in Bury around 4am this morning (Thursday, May 16) to reports of 'very loud explosions'.

A spokesman from the force said: "The police attended. From what we understand, there was a fire on the A14 involving a lorry. Two of the lorry's inner tyres blew out and we think that caused the explosion sound."

Police received calls in the early hours of this morning (Thursday)
Police received calls in the early hours of this morning (Thursday)

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called at 3.55am to the A14 eastbound with reports of a vehicle fire. Two appliances from Bury station attended and finished at 4.50am.



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