A large pile of garbage on Benabrow Ave, Bellara, following a garbage truck fire. Photo Contributed.
A large pile of garbage on Benabrow Ave, Bellara, following a garbage truck fire. Photo Contributed. Contributed

Rubbish truck catches fire on Bribie and dumps load on road

Crews are cleaning up a large pile of rubbish from Benabrow Ave, Bellara from an earlier incident involving a garbage truck.

The rubbish remains in the left lane near the information centre heading west.

Smoke was detected coming from the back of the truck earlier today at which point the driver pulled over to attempt to control the fire.

The driver attempted to extinguish the fire by hosing the truck and using a fire extinguisher. The fire was eventually extinguished by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service. The driver dumped the rubbish on the road to bring the fire under control.

Police are in attendance and minimal delays are expected.



Damaged Rocky bridges to undergo repairs next week

Damaged Rocky bridges to undergo repairs next week

Detours in place and emergency vehicle access will be maintained

LET IT FALL: Rain to stick around CQ until next week

LET IT FALL: Rain to stick around CQ until next week

Almost 40mm has been recorded at the Rocky Airport since Wednesday

FLOOD WARNING: BoM releases flood warning for Upper Dawson

FLOOD WARNING: BoM releases flood warning for Upper Dawson

Minor flood levels are rising with moderate flood levels likely

Local Partners