Lorry fire closes A75

The smouldering lorry on the A75.

The smouldering lorry on the A75.

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Traffic was delayed for several hours early this morning (Thursday) following a lorry fire on the A75 at Carsluith.

The driver jumped out when he realised and the lorry was able to come to a stop in a lay-by on the eastbound carriageway. However, fire engines were quickly on-site and the road was closed to allow the flames to be doused.

The road reopened at around 8.30am but traffic was moving slowly for some time as emergency crews and their vehicles remained at the scene.