Driver’s lucky escape from truck fire

A MOTORIST had a lucky escape after his pick up truck caught fire as he drove through Battle on Thursday March 22.

The man was driving along Powdermill Lane towards Catsfield just before 6.30pm when he noticed the engine compartment was alight.

He pulled over and got out of the vehicle and a fire crew from Battle were quickly on the scene.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze

The engine compartment and the cab of the vehicle were gutted by the blaze, but the driver was unhurt.