Road train goes up in flames

Road train bound for western Queensland goes in flames outside Barcaldine

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A truck bursts into flames outside of Barcaldine on Monday morning. Photo: Craige Dwyer.

A truck bursts into flames outside of Barcaldine on Monday morning. Photo: Craige Dwyer.

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Police said a blown tyre likely caused the explosion.

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A road train carrying diesel and LPG into western Queensland burst into flames about 30 kilometres outside of Barcaldine on Monday morning. 

Police said it was likely a blown tyre had caused the explosion, which occurred around 5.30am near Tara Station, west of Barcaldine. 

The truck’s driver escaped from the blast without injury. 

The truck was carrying diesel and LPG to western Queensland. Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

The truck was carrying diesel and LPG to western Queensland. Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

The Landsborough Highway between Barcaldine and Longreach was closed while crews dealt with the wreckage, with one lane now open to traffic. 

“One lane is open is at the moment and the council is doing traffic direction,” said Inspector Julia Cook from Longreach Police Station.

A crane would be called in to move the wreckage of the truck, with council crews then assessing damage to the road. 

The story Road train goes up in flames first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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