September 7, 2012
A South Burnett Regional Council gravel truck sparked a small grass fire on the Bunya Highway yesterday morning at Wooroolin.
The incident happened at the Wellers Road intersection north of the town.
A council spokesman said the truck had pulled over for a short time near a gravel pit when its exhaust apparently started the fire.
The driver escaped from the cab safely.
Four fire crews were called at 9:42am to extinguish the blaze.
An Emergency Services spokesman said the truck fire was under control by 10:10am and the grass fire was controlled by 10:30am.
There were no injuries but the truck was badly damaged.
[UPDATED September 20, 2012]