Hume Fwy shut down following cereal fire

CFA members from ten brigades attended to a call on the Hume Freeway northbound near Byawatha.


The fire caught alight just before 5:30PM [Photo: FF Ben Humphries]

The truck, carrying breakfast cereal amongst other items, was alight between Boralma-Rutherglen Road and Robbins Road. It was reported at 5.26pm last night, creating quite a spectacle for those on their way home from work. 

The view for soutbound traffic as smoke bellowed into the air [Photo: FF Matt Pendergast]

Members and resources from Bowser, Killawarra, Eldorado, South Wangaratta, Sprinhurst, Tarrawingee, Wangaratta, Wangratta North and D23 Headquarters attended the incident, with 17 CFA vehicles attending the scene at various times. CFA’s involvement wasn’t complete until after midnight.

Victoria Police and VicRoads attended as a part of traffic control, and closed parts northbound of the Hume for over four hours. 

Video courtesy of 102.1 EDGE FM 

Author: Daisy Cleland