A truck's prime mover was completely destroyed when it caught fire just south of Ferry Park at Maclean.
A truck's prime mover was completely destroyed when it caught fire just south of Ferry Park at Maclean. Adam Hourigan

Truckie saves himself after B-double goes up in flames

QUICK work from a truck driver has led him to saving his load and himself after the prime-mover B-double he was driving caught fire last night.

The Grafton Daily Examiner reported that the truck caught fire and stopped about one kilometre north of Ferry Park near Maclean, and fire officers from Fire Rescue NSW Maclean 372 were called at 10pm.

When officers arrived they found the prime mover fully alight, though the driver had escaped and disconnected the trailers.

The Pacific Highway was blocked for approximately half an hour, with traffic allowed through on alternate lanes until the incident was cleared.

It is believed the truck driver sustained no injuries in the incident. 

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