Truck blaze causes Mount Ousley delays

Truck fire on Mount Ousley on May 12. Picture submitted by Emily Ryan.

Truck fire on Mount Ousley on May 12. Picture submitted by Emily Ryan.

The driver's cabin of a truck was engulfed in flames on Mount Ousley Road on Monday morning.

Illawarra Rural Fire Service superintendent Richard Cotterill said RFS and Fire and Rescue NSW crews responded to a number of triple-o calls about 10am.

He said crews first tried to reach the fire from the southern entrance to Mount Ousley, but heavy traffic made this difficult.

A fire truck was then sent from Bulli, which arrived at the blaze from the north.

"Units from Fire and Rescue and RFS arrived on scene to find a Mack tilt tray with cab fully involved," Supt Cotterill said.

Banked up traffic slowly heads up Mount Ousley near the New Mt Pleasant bridge after a truck caught on fire in the northbound lanes of the M1. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

Banked up traffic slowly heads up Mount Ousley near the New Mt Pleasant bridge after a truck caught on fire in the northbound lanes of the M1. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

Police assisted with traffic management while fire crews doused the flames.

Supt Cotterill said it was not known how the fire started.

"Being a vehicle fire it could have any number of potential causes," he said.

He said initial reports suggested the driver had suffered minor burns, however a NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics did not attend the fire.

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