Hazmat Incident - Marulan
Published: 04 Aug 2021 01:14am
Just after 1.00am this morning, Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) and NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) responded to reports of a truck fire on the Hume Highway near Marulan.
Firefighters arrived at the northbound service centre and found a B-double truck carrying a mixed load of goods, including lead-acid batteries, fully involved in fire.
NSW Police closed the highway whilst firefighters battled the blaze and specialist HAZMAT crews worked to contain the battery acid spill.
The fire was extinguished after four hours and firefighters are currently liaising with NSW EPA to determine clean up of the site.
The Hume Highway remains closed northbound.
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm
Fire and Rescue NSW via Twitter
MARULAN | A semitrailer has been destroyed by fire on the Hume Hwy. The trailer contained mixed hazardous materials which are being contained and will be cleaned up. The hwy is closed northbound for an extended period. @NSWRFS & @nswpolice are on scene. @LiveTrafficNSW, @NSW_EPA
06:03am • Aug 04, 2021 - View tweet on Twitter
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