Truck Fire on Barrier Highway

Broken Hill Fire and Rescue (FRNSW) received a call about a truck fire 42km east on the Barrier Hwy around 3:50pm on Thursday (November 9), where they saw a thick black plume of smoke from 10kms away.

FRNSW Station Commander, Don Peters said Barrier Police were already at the incident when they arrived, and Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews from Broken Hill, Little Topar, and Netley responded quickly to take over from FRNSW to extinguish the truck and the 500 x 50 metre grass fire that surrounded the burning vehicle.

RFS Far West District Officer, Nick Watson told the Barrier Truth that some kind of truck malfunction was the suspected cause of the fire.

“The driver and his three passengers were not injured in the fire, and due to the quick response from the Fire and Rescue crew, we were able to easily distinguish the fire before it spread too far away from the truck,” said Mr Watson.




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