Truck catches fire near Ranfurly

A unimog truck went on fire this morning near Ranfurly, nearly causing a paddock fire.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand southern communications shift manager John Ditmer said the privately owned truck was travelling on Ida Valley-Omakau Rd near SH85.

One engine and one tanker from Ranfurly attended the scene.

There were reports that the truck fire had spread to a grass paddock, but when the fire service arrived the fire was contained in the vehicle.

The cause of the fire or if anyone was injured was unknown.



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