Fire Causes $350,000 Damage to Truck Near Smoky Bay - 7 November 2022
At 14h31 on Monday afternoon, 7 November 2022, the SACFS responded to a truck fire on Carawa Road, approximately 30 kilometres east of Smoky Bay, South Australia.
The SACFS firefighters found a prime mover and its trailer in flames when they arrived at the scene.
The driver of the truck was unharmed by the fire.
SACFS crews were able to save the second trailer, however the prime mover and the first trailer, along with its contents of wheat, were destroyed by the fire.
The truck fire set the adjacent grass land alight after which 6 Farm Fire Units worked to contain the grass fire. A grader was also used to create a mineral earth break to stop the fire from spreading.
The fire caused in excess of $350,000 damage to the truck, trailer and contents.
The SACFS was supported by Farm Fire Units during the incident.
2022-11-07 Donovan Du Plooy