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Firefighters scrambled to smoking lorry on the A30 near Victoria

By CGGayle  |  Posted: February 18, 2014

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Firefighters scrambled to smoking lorry on the A30 near Victoria

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Firefighters scrambled to a smoking lorry in a lay by near Victoria yesterday evening.

At around 6.50pm six firefighters from St Dennis were called to the layby on the Eastbound carriageway of the A30.

A spokesman from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: “On crews’ arrival the origin of the smoke had been identified as overheating brakes.

“Crews used one hose reel to cool the breaks down before leaving scene.”

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  • TWINSCREW  |  February 19 2014, 12:17PM

    Putting cold water on hot cast iron (assuming they were drum brakes) is possibly the worst thing to do, potentially causing cracking and distortion of the drum.. cast iron should be allowed too cool naturally.

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  • Wazzamatter  |  February 19 2014, 7:48AM

    @DipStick, at the time I posted, it was actually spelt incorrectly in both sentences. I copied and pasted, so that is exactly as it appeared. The author has obviously read my post and corrected the spelling in the first line, but neglected to correct it in the second :-D

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  • DipStick  |  February 18 2014, 10:22PM

    @Wazzamatter: not only that but it's spelt correctly in the previous sentence! What was it Billy Liar promised? Oh yes, "education, education, education" ....... DS

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  • Wazzamatter  |  February 18 2014, 11:45AM

    **the origin of the smoke had been identified as overheating breaks. Crews used one hose reel to cool the breaks down before leaving scene.** Breaks? The word you are looking for is BRAKES! Brakes are what are fitted to vehicles for slowing down and stopping, not breaks. If you are writing news items, it is important to check that you are using the correct words.

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  • JeremyBadger  |  February 18 2014, 11:04AM

    SCRAMBLE Pronunciation: /ˈskramb(ə)l Verb [no object, with adverbial of direction] to make one's way quickly or awkwardly up a steep gradient or over rough ground by using one's hands as well as one's feet. (Oxford English Dictionary). Oh, those poor firefighters knees!

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