Truck Fire - Little Hartley
Time of incident: 06 Apr 2021 - 2:26pm
Just before 2.30pm this afternoon, firefighters from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) and the NSW Rural Fire Service were responded to a truck fire on the Great Western Highway at Little Hartley, between Lithgow and Mount Victoria.
Upon arrival, firefighters were faced with a truck that was fully involved in fire, carrying a mixed load of cardboard and dog food. Traffic was immediately blocked off in both directions, while crews worked to extinguish the blaze.
No injuries were reported, and the driver was able to get away from the truck prior to the arrival of emergency services. Both NSW Ambulance and NSW Police Force remain on scene to provide assistance while firefighting operations continue.
While the fire was brought under control at approximately 4.20pm, firefighters remain in attendance to cool down hot spots and finalise extinguishment, which may continue further on into the afternoon and evening.
The cause of the blaze is currently undertermined, and investigations are continuing. Traffic in the area will likely remain impacted for a number of hours.
Published: 06 Apr 2021 05:03pm
Fire and Rescue NSW via Twitter
HARTLEY | #FRNSW firefighters from Mt Victoria and Lithgow West, along with @NSWRFS are on scene at a truck fire on the Great Western Highway, near Forty Bends Road. Traffic flow is impacted. @nswpolice are also responding.
02:57pm • Apr 06, 2021 - View tweet on Twitter
Details about this incident may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.
For all life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000)
For information directly relating to bushfires please call the Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737 or visit the NSW Rural Fire Service Website here. [external link]
58 Cook Street, Lithgow NSW 2790
36 Rabaul Street, Lithgow (Lithgow West) NSW 2790
31-33 Montgomery Street, Mount Victoria NSW 2786