TRAFFIC in Middlewich ground to a halt this morning after a lorry caught fire in the town centre.

The incident happened at 10.28am when the cab of a lorry travelling through the town burst into flames.

Two fire engines, one from Middlewich and one from Winsford, attended the blaze. 

The crew, one wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.

The lorry's cargo was unaffected as the fire was confined to the lorry's cab.

However, as a result of the incident, traffic is very heavy.