A truck laden with newspapers ignited in a dramatic fire in
Canterbury early this morning.
A Fire Service spokesman said emergency services were called
to the blaze on State Highway 7 near Hanmer Spring about
The truck, which was carrying newspapers to Nelson, was
burning fiercely when firefighters arrived.
"Initial reports were of a tyre on fire but when we arrived
the whole truck was involved," the spokesman said.
"That kept us bus for a wee while because there were a whole
lot of papers inside ... It was quite a mess."
It was not clear how the fire started, or which publication
The truck driver was not injured.