A LORRY fire broke out near Leigh town centre this morning, Tuesday.

Two fire engines were called to a blaze on Leigh Road at around 7.40am.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said fire pumps using two hose reels were used to deal with the fire.

Leigh Journal:

The lorry fire on Leigh Road in Leigh. Picture and video: Alan Heaton

Leigh Journal:

The green lorry in the background that was on fire. Picture: Neil Divall-Simmons

Police have also been in attendance to manage traffic but all road closures have now been lifted.