Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called to the northbound lane of the R102 between the Ottawa and Verulam intersection after receiving reports of a truck on fire.

Upon arrival, the Metro Police were in attendance. The fire was extinguished by the public and other truckers who stopped to assist when they noticed smoke billowing out of the engine compartment.

It was established that the Toyota Hino flatbed truck had left Jacobs in Durban and was on its way to do a delivery in Verulam when the conductor noticed smoke emanating from the engine compartment. The driver pulled over to investigate when the engine compartment caught alight.

The two occupants of the truck were not injured.

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