Truck fire on the Kaimais

UPDATED 9.21pm: Firefighters have managed to put out a truck fire on State Highway 29, near Old Kaimai Road this evening.

The truck and trailer unit, described as a B-train, was completely ablaze when three fire crews from Greerton arrived on the scene at about 7.30pm.

The truck was completely destroyed. Photos: Daniel Hines.

Photos by Daniel Hines.

Photo: Kelly Peake.

Northern Fire Communications shift manager Jaron Phillips says the B-train truck is well involved.

"It’s a refrigerator type truck carrying frozen foods. The trailer was well involved.

"The driver has suffered burns to his hands and is being treated by St John paramedics."

Jaron believes the road is still open but asks motorists to drive carefully in the area as there is a lot of debris on the road.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.


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reply to julia sowerby

Posted on 06-10-2013 12:07 | By taurangatruckie

truck fire on kaimais poor accident management well why did you not stop and offer help and help with traffic management then? the guy on cell phone was probally the driver on cell ph to fire service and he can only be in one place at a time that’s the thing with car drivers these days too much of a hurry but first to moan

Poor accident management

Posted on 05-10-2013 20:08 | By Julia Sowerby

I was travelling on this road and when came round the corner a guy was on the left-hand side and flagged me down but did not ask me to stop.He was on his phone.I was waiting for him to tell me what to do as I could see this truck ablaze on the side of the road.The car behind me passed and went on a head so I gathered it must of been ok, likewise the traffic from the other way was coming. I found it a very scary situation as sparks were flying out reaching my car. The traffic from the other side did not move over to give me room. I was relieved to get past. There was no-one on the other side stopping the traffic. In hindsight it could of been very serious if the truck exploded on us all!I drove slowly flashing my lights attraffic.Julia Sowerby

Rusty Kane

Posted on 05-10-2013 10:08 | By Rusty Kane

Only if the was a closer fire attendance than Greeton this truck could have been saved ..

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