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WATCH: Firefighters extinguish Empangeni cane truck fire

Sugar cane truck catches fire en route to Felixton Mill

Prompt arrival by City of uMhlathuze Fire & Rescue members saw the timely extinguishing of a sugar cane truck fire earlier today (Monday).

En route to Felixton Mill, the fully-laden truck caught fire along the Old Mtubatuba Road.

The driver said he saw lots of smoke from the first trailer, and stopped his rig.

“When I saw huge flames from the trailer I stopped. I jumped off with my fire extinguisher and tried to put out the blaze, but my attempt was not enough and I called for help,” he said.

The uMhlathuze firefighters were quick to arrive and save the truck.


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