A car caught on fire on the Pacific Hwy over night.
A car caught on fire on the Pacific Hwy over night. Contributed

Car bursts into flames, Pacific Highway shut down

Updated, 11.35am: Tweed police have released information about a car fire that shut down the Pacific Hwy at the weekend.  

Acting Inspector Bill Darnell said about 5pm Saturday a Queensland registered Kia utility vehicle was heading north on the Pacific Hwy.  

The car stopped just north of the Waugh St exit after the driver noticed smoke coming from under the bonnet.   

The two occupants got out of the vehicle and found the engine bay alight, the driver attempted to use a small fire extinguisher to put out the fire but this had no effect.   

The fire spread from the engine bag to the main cabin of the vehicle.   

North bound highway traffic was stopped for a short time.   

Acting Insp Darnell said nobody was injured.  

Initial report, 11.30am: A car on fire stopped traffic on the Pacific Hwy in both directions last night.

My Daily News has been unable to reach police but it is understood the car overheated then caught fire near the BP Service Centre, Chinderah.

A car caught on fire on the Pacific Hwy over night.
A car caught on fire on the Pacific Hwy over night. Contributed

About 9pm both directions were stopped to allow emergency services to extinguish the fire.

The highway re-opened about 10.30pm.

It is understood there were no injuries.

My Daily News is awaiting comment from both Tweed Police and NSW Fire and Rescue.



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