News

Land Rover catches fire on Hervey Bay-Maryborough Rd

BLAZE: A four-wheel drive has been completely gutted after catching fire on Hervey Bay-Maryborough Rd near Susan River.
BLAZE: A four-wheel drive has been completely gutted after catching fire on Hervey Bay-Maryborough Rd near Susan River. Lea Emery

A MAN had a lucky escape after his Land Rover Discovery four-wheel drive caught fire along Hervey Bay-Maryborough Rd at Susan River just before 2pm on Thursday.

Torquay Fire Station's Station officer John Pappas said the man had noticed smoke coming from the bonnet before he pulled over.

Police closed the Hervey Bay-Maryborough Rd in both directions while the fire was extinguished.

The incident saw traffic backed up in the area for about 1km in both directions.

The car was completely gutted by fire and a shell was left sitting on the side of the road.

The man was seen sitting on the side of the road with the few possessions he managed to rescue, including a child seat.

"The car has had mechanical difficulties in the past few days and I suspect that may have been the cause," Mr Pappas said.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to extinguish the flames.

Mr Pappas said the fire was a timely reminder to motorists.

"It's a reminder to people to make sure the cooling systems of their cars have been serviced," he said.

Topics:  car fire firefighters hervey bay maryborough



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

Heart patient speaks on lack of cardiologist on Fraser Coast

Betty Glaister has a heart condition, but is not worried by no cardiologist working on the Fraser Coast. But, she said she would be worried if she was younger.

Betty Glaister has survived a heart attack and heart failure.

Bunnings supports Salvos ahead of Christmas

DIG DEEP: Bunnings team member Tam Geritz asks you to join her in supporting The Salvos.

Supporting your local Salvation Army at Bunnings.

Local Partners

Justin Timberlake stuns students with secret class

Justin Timberlake stunned high school students in Sydney

Carrie Fisher says Ford will be bugged by affair confession

Carrie Fisher is sure Harrison Ford is annoyed at her

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with childhood sweetheart

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with ex

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

Essential to get new Maroochydore CBD fundamentals right

LOOKING AHEAD: The central business district at Maroochydore is planned to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

SunCentral reports good progress on 53ha Sunshine Coast city heart

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!