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Dramatic moment lorry explodes in huge fireball outside petrol station in Cambridgeshire

More than 20 fire fighters battled a blaze which destroyed a truck near a petrol station in Cambridgeshire. 

Footage from the scene showed flames more than 50 feet into the sky as the HGV was incinerated. 

Firefighters from five stations wearing breathing apparatus  attended the blaze which broke out at around 8.20pm. 

A truck exploded into a huge fireball in St Ives, Cambridgeshire earlier this evening, pictured 

More than 20 firefighters battled the blaze which destroyed the truck, pictured. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the incident 

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue confirmed nobody was injured in the blaze. 

According to a spokesperson for the fire service: 'More than 20 firefighters, including crews from Huntingdon, Papworth, Gamlingay, Cambridge and Ramsey, including the water carrier, attended the incident.

'The crews arrived to find a well-developed fire involving a lorry. Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using hose reels.

'There were no casualties requiring treatment for any injury.

'The crews remain at the scene damping down the area and making sure it is safe.'

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