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‘Ferocious’ truck fire forces closure of the Eastern Freeway

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A truck fire forced the closure of the Eastern Freeway in both directions for several hours this morning.

In-bound lanes have now reopened, but the freeway remains closed out-bound between Doncaster Road and Tram Road due to the semi-trailer blaze.

Chris Miller from the Department of Transport says it’s a “significant fire”.

“There’s big, big, big flames,” he told Neil Mitchell.

“The flames would be 20 to 30 feet in the air, I’d suggest.

“We had a couple of spot fires on the grass median verge there.

“Whatever is in this truck is just continuing to burn ferociously.

Drivers travelling out-bound are advised to use Doncaster Road or Whitehorse Road as an alternative route.

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