Lots at steak in cattle truck fire

A HERD of cattle narrowly escaped becoming barbecued steak when a B-double caught fire on Wednesday night.

The B-double truck was heading northbound on the Pacific Highway at Banora Point about 8.15pm when its driver noticed flames coming from the wheels, police said.

““The truck was carrying 69 head of cattle, but none of them were injured,” Senior Constable Mark Warrall of Tweed Police said.

“The driver noticed flames coming from the rear offside wheels of the prime mover.

“Passers-by came over and put out the flames with a fire extinguisher.”

It is not known how the fire began, but police and firefighters attended the scene following the incident.

The B-double had to be towed from the scene.

Snr Const Warrall said the truck hadn't impacted on other highway traffic because the driver had pulled off to the side of the road when he saw the flames.



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