Bin lorry catches fire outside Norwich City Hall

Fire crews battle the blaze outside City Hall.

Fire crews battle the blaze outside City Hall. - Credit: David Cross

A bin lorry caught fire outside Norwich City Hall this afternoon (August 5). 

Police and two fire crews were called to St Peters Street in the city at about 12.30pm to reports of the truck fire, with police cordoning off an area near The Forum.

Fire crews battle the blaze outside City Hall.

Fire crews battle the blaze outside City Hall. - Credit: David Cross

The scene after a bin lorry caught fire in Norwich this afternoon.

The scene after a bin lorry caught fire in Norwich this afternoon. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters from Carrow and Sprowston used hoses and hand pumps to extinguish the fire and left the scene at about 12.50pm.

Fire crews battle the blaze outside City Hall.

Fire crews battle the blaze outside City Hall. - Credit: David Cross

The cordon and police officers remain at the scene as they assist Highway Maintenance in clearing up the area.

The scene after a bin lorry caught fire in Norwich this afternoon.

The scene after a bin lorry caught fire in Norwich this afternoon. - Credit: Archant

St Peters Street is also currently closed to cars. 

 Police expect the cordon to be lifted soon.