$100,000 hay truck and trailer fire - 13 January 2022

At 5:30 this afternoon, six CFS trucks and a bulk water carrier responded to a fire on Schunkes road at Manoora in the Mid North.

On arrival, crews found a truck and trailer that was full of hay alight and spreading into a paddock.

Quick work by volunteers stopped the fire 10 meters from a large shed, approximately 100m x 50m in size, which was filled with hay.

Crews also limited the spread of the fire in the paddock, containing the damage to one hectare.

Two fire bombers were dispatched to the fire and completed two drops.

It’s estimated the fire has caused $100,000 damage to the machinery and hay.

2022-01-13 Britt Evins