Truck fire in Ballina

Published: 15th April 2009

This afternoon firefighters from Ballina, Goonellabah and Hazmat specialists from Goonellabah responded to a truck on fire on the Pacific Highway, Ballina. Crews arrived to find the prime mover and first trailer of a B double truck ablaze. The fire was partially extinguished in half an hour, allowing Hazmat firefighters access to remove fuel from the truck's fuel tanks. Fire crews worked for several hours using a forklift to unload still smouldering pallets from the truck, which were then extinguished.