Highway near WA border closed, South Australia

Police and CFS are at the scene of a HAZMAT incident in the Far West of the State.

Just before 4am Friday 14 January emergency services were called to the Eyre Highway at Coorabie, which is about 100km west of Ceduna, after reports that a road train carrying hazardous substances was on fire.

The driver of the truck managed to escape without injury and unhook one of the trailers; however the Eyre Highway is currently closed in both directions while CFS try to contain the fire.

Please be patient if you are heading that way and seek direction from emergency services, it is unknown how long the highway will be closed for at this time.

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