Fire on Warrego Hwy outside of Dalby engulfs truck cab

The aftermath of a truck fire 5km's outside of Dalby on the Warrego Hwy that happened at 4pm October 16, 2014. Photo Elouise Quinlivan / Dalby Herald
The aftermath of a truck fire 5km's outside of Dalby on the Warrego Hwy that happened at 4pm October 16, 2014. Photo Elouise Quinlivan / Dalby Herald Elouise Quinlivan

DALBY police and emergency services were on the scene of a truck fire on the Warrego Highway 5km from Dalby.

Senior Constable Brad Allen described the scene.

"At about 4pm a driver was heading into Dalby. He heard a loud bang come from underneath the cab from the passenger side," Constable Allen said.

"He looked out the side mirror, saw flames coming from underneath the vehicle and pulled over on the side of the road where the vehicle is now."

Constable Allen said the man had attempted to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher to no avail before contacting emergency services.

"in the meantime the vehicle has been totally consumed by the flames," he said.

Queensland Ambulance Service attended the scene however the driver was not injured.

He said the vehicle will be moved if possible.

"It's a less than ideal situation to leave it there for any length of time, it's a little too close to east bound traffic."

Traffic was stopped in both directions until one lane opened around 5pm.

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