The scene of the car fire on Ballina Road at Goonellabah this morning.
The scene of the car fire on Ballina Road at Goonellabah this morning. Hamish Broome

Car destroyed by fire on Ballina Road, Goonellabah

UPDATE 8.56am: THE red ute which caught fire on Ballina Rd Goonellabah this morning was being driven at the time.

Lismore police Sergeant Matt Johnson said it was unknown what caused the fire but it was assumed to be a mechanical fault.

Firefighters were called to the scene and arrived there just before 7.30am and quickly extinguished the blaze.

Ballina Rd was closed in both directions by police for about an hour, due to fears a full gas cylinder housed in the rear of the ute might explode.

Nobody was injured.

The scene was cleared and the road reopened about 8.15am.

 

UPDATE 8.30am: FIRE fighters have extinguished a fire which which has destroyed a ute on the side of Ballina Rd this morning in Goonellabah.

The ute has been towed away from the scene and police and firefighters are cleaning up.

Traffic is moving freely again along Ballina Rd in both directions.

 

INITIAL REPORT: POLICE are attending the scene of a reported car on fire on Ballina Rd Goonellabah near the entrance to the Goonellabah shopping precinct on the corner of Simeoni Drive.

The reported incident has resulted in morning westbound traffic backed up to Holland St, Goonellabah.

More information to come.



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