Fire damages truck in Murray Bridge: VIDEO

Fire damages truck in Murray Bridge: VIDEO

A truck carrying rubbish bins has been severely damaged after it caught alight on Maurice Road in Murray Bridge on January 26.

Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) and Country Fire Service (CFS) were called to the fire just after 5.30pm on Monday.

An MFS spokesman said two MFS appliances and one CFS appliance attended the scene.

"The load was paper and recyclable materials," he said.

"The vehicle was alight on arrival."

He said eight firefighters used four high-pressure lines to contain and extinguish the fire, which took about 10 minutes, and it took some time afterwards to overhaul the vehicle.

He said a cause had yet to be determined and could not confirm if the truck was destroyed.

"If the vehicle cabin was engulfed, then it would be a write-off," he said.

Bystander Curt Brown, of Murray Bridge, said he was on his way to work when he saw black smoke sweeping through the Maurice Road and Adelaide Road intersection.

"You could see (the fire) was getting close to the cabin and the petrol tanks down the bottom of the truck," he said.

"It looked like a heap of cardboard and recycling, all in plastic bins and crates.

"There were about nine blokes there trying to pull the bins off before they caught and they got most of them off."

He said soon enough, the windows had shattered and the cabin was engulfed in flames.

He said traffic restrictions were put in place by police before firefighters arrived.

Photo by Jasmine Barolo

Photo by Jasmine Barolo

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