Truck explosion in Melbourne: No injuries reported


A truck fire has forced the closure of the Eastern Freeway in Melbourne in both directions.

The road is closed between Doncaster Road and Tram Road due to the blaze, with drivers urged to use Doncaster Rd or Whitehorse Rd. No injuries have been reported so far.

Chris Miller from the Department of Transport told Neil Mitchell on 3AW that it’s a “significant fire”.

“There’s big, big, big flames,” he said to 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.

City-bound drivers were being diverted off the freeway at Tram Road.

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