Rolled car catches fire off high­way

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - NEWS -

Mathoura’s Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice bri­gade worked for about two hours to con­tain a fire in a rolled car on the Cobb High­way at Mathoura on Wednesday night.

The car rolled 1km north of the Wal­lis­ton Rd turnoff about 10pm.

NSW Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice spokesman Phil Bruns­don said it was be­lieved all oc­cu­pants were able to get out of the car be­fore the fire started.

He did not have any de­tails on the num­ber of pas­sen­gers, or where they are from.

Mathoura bri­gade Se­nior Deputy Cap­tain Chris Glenn said the car was fully en­gulfed when fire­fight­ers ar­rived, and had spread into nearby grass­land and had ig­nited one tree.

He said seven fire­fight­ers worked to con­trol the blaze for ‘‘a cou­ple of hours’’.

Dept Capt Glenn said am­bu­lance paramedics were on the scene to treat the car’s oc­cu­pants.

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