Truck fire on the Federal Highway

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A truck driver has escaped injury after his semi-trailer caught fire on the Federal Highway this morning.

Just after 8am (Thursday 9 July 2015), emergency services were called to a semi-trailer truck carrying steel, on fire in the southbound lanes of the Federal Highway about 40km south of Goulburn.

NSW Rural Fire Service crews attended and extinguished the fire a short time later which caused major damage to the prime mover.

The male truck driver escaped injury

Officers from The Hume Local Area Command and Traffic & Highway Patrol Command are on site and are investigating the incident.

Southbound lanes were blocked but have now been partially opened.

For the latest on road conditions please check www.livetraffic.com

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: nsw.crimestoppers.com.au Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Police remind people they should not report crime information via Facebook and Twitter pages.

[Photo by Andrew Campbell]

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