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Fire forces closure of Burton Road in Lichfield during rush hour

A firefighter tackles the blaze this morning. Pic: Nigel Storr

A firefighter tackles the blaze this morning. Pic: Nigel Storr

A vehicle fire forced the closure of a busy commuter route into Lichfield this morning.

The Burton Road was temporarily shut while crews dealt with the incident near the A38 junction at Streethay at around 8.40am.

A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said they were at the scene for over an hour.

The road has since reopened.

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