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Driver uninjured in early morning truck fire

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03 May 2013
Thermal imaging cameras were used after a small truck fire outside the Burnley Tunnel this morning.

The incident involved a large B-double truck, which was emitting smoke.

The B-Double had stopped in left lane of Burnley Tunnel, limped a short distance, stopped, before slowly exiting the tunnel to Burnley St exit ramp.

Transurban confirmed one lane was closed in tunnel as truck was obviously experiencing difficulties.

A CityLink incident response crew checked on truck at exit ramp and noticed a small amount of smoke coming from underneath.  The crew used a dry chemical extinguisher to put out the small fire.

MFB firefighters were called to the scene at 5.30am and used a thermal imaging camera, which determined the fire was overheated oil inside gearbox.

The driver was unharmed by the small fire.

Three MFB appliances attended the scene.

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