A FIRE chief praised the “excellent co-operation” between two services while fighting a truck fire on the busy A90.
Crews from Stonehaven and Laurencekirk were called to the scene at 2.30pm on Thursday and extinguished the fire after more than 90 minutes. The blaze shut off the busy A90 road southbound.
John Strachan, incident commander, said: “The driver had exited the vehicle and separated the tractor section from the rest of the lorry, but the front of the vehicle was fully engulfed and smoke was travelling across all four lanes of the road.
“We do a lot of training with our local police team and that strong partnership was valuable as they closed the carriageway in both directions, which allowed us to quickly secure a water supply from the other side of the road.”
Fire crews used three high pressure jets to extinguish the fire after having to separate the vehicle to prevent the fire from spreading.
Mr Strachan added: “There was excellent co-operation between the two services and liaising closely throughout the fire fighting operation allowed police to gradually open lanes to help clear traffic.”