Truck fire, smoke shuts Hwy
THE Bruce Highway was closed for some time Wednesday morning after a trailer carrying poly-pipe caught fire Between Proserpine and Bloomsbury.
Fire and emergency services arrived at the fire at 7.20am to find the trailer with poly-pipe had been detached from the truck that was carrying it.
By 7.28am the fire was under control and then reported as extinguished before 8am.
Police diverted traffic away from the O’Connell River bridge even after the fire was out as the trailer continued to bellow out smoke. Queensland Ambulance Services was also called but there were no injuries and the paramedics weren’t needed.
By mid-morning the highway was reopened.
The truck trailer on the Bruce Highway between Mackay and Proserpine was well alight.
The burnt remains of a trailer that caught fire north of Mackay Wednesday morning.