Smoke stack

CFS crews were called to a truck fire last Thursday afternoon near Auburn, that saw a truck and trailer, fully loaded with bales of canola straw, quite literally go up in smoke.

A local farmer had only just pulled out of his paddock onto the road to cart the straw to his home, when he noticed the straw was alight.

With some quick thinking, the farmer pulled the truck onto the middle of the bitumen road to minimise a possible grass fire.

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