Driver escapes fiery crash in Northland

Logging truck on fire. Photo: Northern Advocate
Logging truck on fire. Photo: Northern Advocate

A driver escaped unhurt after the logging truck he was driving caught fire in Northland this morning.

Fire service spokesman Jaron Phillips said firefighters contained the blaze just after 11am today on Pipiwai Rd, 35 kilometres northwest of Whangarei.

He said they were still trying to stop 400 litres of spilled diesel from the truck from entering a nearby stream.

He said no one was injured in the fire, which was thought to be caused by a vehicle fault.

Police, three fire appliances from Whangarei and Kamo, and a St John ambulance are at the scene and motorists heading north are being turned back.

- NZ Herald

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf04 at 28 Sep 2016 04:51:53 Processing Time: 494ms