Queensland Fire and Rescue. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Queensland Fire and Rescue. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman

UPDATE: Leichardt Highway has been reopened.

UPDATE 2.30PM: Queensland Department of Traffic and Main Roads have advised the Leichardt Highway has been reopened after a truck caught on fire yesterday afternoon.

A statement from TMR read the following:

"Please be advised the earlier truck rollover on the Leichhardt Highway has now been cleared," it read.

"The Leichhardt Highway is now open to all vehicles between Wowan and Woolein."

 

March 12, 1PM: A TRUCK carrying ammonium nitrate has reportedly caught fire on the Leichhardt Highway with multiple crews on the way.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were called to the "remote" area near Wowan around 12.30pm to reports a wheel bearing was on fire.

It is understood the driver of the truck is safely out of the vehicle which is near Buneru Rd and a two-kilometre exclusion zone has been set up.

A QFES spokesperson said four crews were en route to the location from Rockhampton.

More to come.



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