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Video: Explosions as truck bursts into flames, shuts down Hume Fwy

(Photo: Australian Traffic Network)

All city-bound lanes of the Hume Freeway were closed until nearly 10am following a truck fire at Beveridge.

The shipping container filled with hay caught fire about 4.20am.

Footage from 3AW Breakfast listener Mathew, one of the first at the scene, shows explosions as the fire burned.

CFA crews had the situation under control within 20 minutes.

No-one was injured.

Light vehicles were diverted onto the Beveridge exit to then use Old Sydney Road and Donnybrook Road to head back to the Hume Freeway.

Heavy vehicles were able to squeeze past the scene in one lane.

Witness Alex told Ross and John there are major delays south-bound from Wallan.

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