Driver shares video footage driving past car fire near Tiaro

Land Rover explodes in flames, then car rolls in Howard

UPDATE: Soon after crews put out a Land Rover up in flames near Tiaro, Maryborough fire fighters headed to Howard to reports of small truck rollover. 

It's believed the driver lost control in the wet weather. 

A truck rolled after wet weather.
A truck rolled after wet weather.

The single-vehicle crash happened on the Bruce Highway near Howard just before 1pm.

No one was hurt. 

EARLIER: 

EMERGENCY crews were called to a car fire on the Bruce Highway near Tiaro. 

Maryborough fire fighters got to the scene, about 500m south of Tiaro, just after 10.30am on Wednesday. 

A Maryborough fire fighter dampens down a burnt out Land Rover after it went up in flames on the Bruce Highway south of Tiaro.
A Maryborough fire fighter dampens down a burnt out Land Rover after it went up in flames on the Bruce Highway south of Tiaro. Queensland Fire and Emergency Se

When crews arrived the Land Rover was well alight and the driver, believed to be in his 40s, was out safe and managed to escape before the fire broke out. 

The remains of a burnt out Land Rover after it went up in flames on the Bruce Highway south of Tiaro.
The remains of a burnt out Land Rover after it went up in flames on the Bruce Highway south of Tiaro. Queensland Fire and Emergency Se

Police closed the northbound lane of the highway for about an hour while the area was made safe. 

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It's believed the driver smelt smoke coming out of the engine area before the car went up in flames. 

The car, which is a write-off, was on the side of the highway when crews arrived. 



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