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Truck Fire - South Tamworth

Time of incident: 12 Oct 2020 - 9:22am

Shortly before 9:30am, Fire and Rescue NSW received a Triple Zero (000) call reporting a garbage truck which had caught fire on Hillvue Road, South Tamworth.

Crews from South Tamworth Fire Station responded to the incident and found a large pile of rubbish had caught on fire inside the truck, causing the truck to dump its load in a nearby park.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze before using a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots and render the area safe.

Tamworth Regional Council are currently on scene working to remove the rubbish.

No injuries were sustained as a result of the incident.

Photos and video of the incident can be found at the link below.

Published: 12 Oct 2020 12:29pm

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