One of the main routes past Whitchurch was closed this morning as fire crews rushed to the scene of a lorry fire.

The A525 is closed in both directions between the A41 (Whitchurch South / Wem Road Roundabout) and the B5395 Prees Road (Prees Road Roundabout), causing traffic to build up around the area.

It follows an earlier fire in a lorry, with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service called to the scene at 5.06am.

Three crews were sent to the scene from Prees, Wem and Whitchurch, with an operations officer also attending.

A Tweet from Wem Fire Station revealed "fast and effective" firefighting prevented the fire from spreading to the trailer and its contents.

Crews used breathing apparatus and hosereels to tackle the blaze at the rear of the cab.

Police also attended the scene, and the fire service was stood down just after 6am, but the road remains closed as of 8.30am.