A truck was engulfed in flames on the Bruce Hwy.
A truck was engulfed in flames on the Bruce Hwy. Declan Cooley

Truck engulfed in flames on Bruce after driver dodges cow

UPDATE: 9.44am: 

A DRIVER swerved to miss a cow before his truck was engulfed in flames, according to Gladstone police.

The Bruce Highway has now re-opened but the charred structure of the truck remains on the roadside.

A truck was engulfed in flames on the Bruce Hwy., A truck was engulfed in flames on the Bruce Hwy.
A truck was engulfed in flames on the Bruce Hwy., A truck was engulfed in flames on the Bruce Hwy. Declan Cooley

Amazingly, the truck driver escaped unscathed, with a Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman saying the driver wasn't transported to hospital.

EARLIER: 

BOTH lanes of Bruce Hwy near Raglan were shut down this morning after a truck caught alight.

A truck was engulfed in flames on the Bruce Hwy.
A truck was engulfed in flames on the Bruce Hwy. Declan Cooley

One lane of the highway remains closed while police have opened the other to let heavy vehicles pass through.

Paramedics were called to the "truck fire" at about 4.45am this morning, a Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said.

A truck was engulfed in flames on the Bruce Hwy.
A truck was engulfed in flames on the Bruce Hwy. Declan Cooley

But the spokeswoman said the driver of the truck escaped uninjured. 

Sergeant Kent Haley, of Gladstone Police, said he understood the truck had swerved to miss a cow.

A truck was engulfed in flames on the Bruce Hwy., A truck was engulfed in flames on the Bruce Hwy.
A truck was engulfed in flames on the Bruce Hwy., A truck was engulfed in flames on the Bruce Hwy. Declan Cooley

But it's not yet known how the truck caught on fire, or if it made contact with the cow.
 



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