Car on fire on the M1 past Tweed Heads.
Car on fire on the M1 past Tweed Heads. Kristal Abbott

Occupants of highway car explosion have minor injuries

Updated report, September 26: OCCUPANTS of a car that exploded on the Pacific Hwy have walked away with minor injuries.

Tweed-Byron Local Area Command Inspector Greg Jago said it was an electrical issue that caused the white 4WD to explode near the weigh-in station, Chinderah.  

"The car caught fire and the occupants got out," he said.  

"They suffered minor burns and were treated by ambulance officers on scene."   It is also understood firefighters working on extinguishing the blaze were not harmed when it exploded just before midday.   

Initial report, September 25: A CAR caught fire and exploded on the Pacific Hwy.

About 20 minutes ago a white four wheel drive located on the side of the highway, near the weigh-in station southbound past the Chinderah Service Centre, burst into flames while firefighters attempted to keep smoke under control.

A Daily News photographer who was on the scene said a firefighter was about 1m away from the vehicle when it exploded and burst into flames.

It is understood no one was in the car when it exploded.

It is unknown if the firefighter was injured.

More updates to come.



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