The trailer caught on fire.
The trailer caught on fire. Valerie Horton

Federal Highway closed after truck fire

A TRUCK driver escaped with his life after the semi-trailer he was driving was engulfed in flames. 

The driver, a 49-year-old man, was driving on the Federal Highway near Sutton at about 10.25pm yesterday, when a fire took hold under the trailer. 

The truck was carrying motor oil and paper and oil spilt on the highway during the incident. 

The southbound lanes remain closed and traffic is diverted via the Old Federal Highway. 

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