Fuel Tanker Fire Near Whyalla

June 18, 2024 8:37 am in by

Police are fire experts are working to determine the cause of a potentially disastrous gas truck fire near Whyalla.

The B-Double was carrying nearly 300,000 litres of fuel concentrate when it exploded in flames on Point Lowly Road near the Lincoln Highway.

Police set up a 1.5km exclusion zone and redirected traffic on the highway through Iron Knob while firefighters tackled the blaze.

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The road was re-opened after more than three hours.

The truck driver managing to escape serious injury.

Picture: Whyalla Facebook Group – Nicola Nesbit