Dalmeny Lane car fire

TRAFFIC was at a standstill on the Hume Highway on Thursday afternoon after a Toyota Landcruiser towing a camper trailer caught fire.

It was travelling in a northbound direction past the corner of Dalmeny Lane and the highway near Carrick.

Police told the Post that the driver smelt smoke, and looked in his rear-view mirror and saw flames coming from the petrol tank.

He then pulled over and evacuated his family to safety. Two gas bottles in the trailer exploded, causing a small grass fire on the verge and fence-line of an adjoining property.

Towrang and Marulan RFS crews were on scene within minutes and extinguished the blaze. 

The highway was closed in both directions from approximately 4:15pm.

All lanes were re-opened by 5pm. Traffic was banked up for about one kilometre.

- More details in Monday's Goulburn Post.

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