Truck Fire Causes Highway Closure in Perth’s East

Truck Fire Causes Highway Closure in Perth’s East


A truck fire on Great Eastern Highway in Perth’s east has resulted in the closure of the highway in both directions. The incident occurred near the intersection of Old Northam Road in Wooroloo just before 6am. The truck was carrying mining equipment and pesticide when it caught fire.

Fire crews from Wundowie, Midland, and Mundaring fire stations are currently working to extinguish the flames. The trailer being towed the truck is also on fire, causing billowing smoke in the area. WA Police have been dispatched to the scene to assist with the situation.

As a result of the fire, traffic in the surrounding area is heavy, and motorists have been advised to find an alternative route. The closure of Great Eastern Highway has disrupted travel for many individuals attempting to commute through this area.

It is important for motorists to heed the advice of authorities and take alternative routes to avoid further congestion and delays. Updates on the situation and the reopening of the highway are expected to be provided local authorities.

This incident highlights the potential dangers and disruptions that can arise from vehicle fires, especially when hazardous substances are involved. Proper safety precautions and maintenance should always be adhered to when transporting materials that have the potential to ignite or cause harm.

Source: The West Australian (without URL)