VIDEO: Three lorries catch fire on Banbury industrial estate

Three lorries on a Banbury industrial estate have been left destroyed after catching fire in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, October 3).

Five fire engines were sent to Bidvest on Thorpe Way Industrial Estate after reports of a large fire at around 5.30am.

Three lorries caught fire at Bidvest in Banbury. Photo: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Three lorries caught fire at Bidvest in Banbury. Photo: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Neighbours and nearby businesses say they heard loud explosions and bangs as the smoke billowed into the sky.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was not as significant as first feared but there was a risk of it spreading to adjacent vehicles.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used high pressure hose reels, main jets to contain the fire and protect surrounding vehicles and property.

No one was hurt as a result of this incident and the fire is not thought to be suspicious.

There was a risk of the fire spreading to other vehicles. Photo: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

There was a risk of the fire spreading to other vehicles. Photo: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Station manager David Luke said: “This incident demonstrates the need for businesses to have sound business continuity plans and staff training.

"In this incident, the quick response of the company staff to move other closely parked vehicles certainly prevented a greater loss of property”.

The fire engulfed three HGVs at Bidvest. Photo: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

The fire engulfed three HGVs at Bidvest. Photo: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Smoke coming from Bidvest as three lorries were on fire. Photo: Tony Dedman

Smoke coming from Bidvest as three lorries were on fire. Photo: Tony Dedman

The burnt-out lorries at Bidvest

The burnt-out lorries at Bidvest

The burnt out lorry after the fire was put out. Photo: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

The burnt out lorry after the fire was put out. Photo: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service