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Truck fire closes Capricorn Highway


A semi trailer has caught alight on the Capricorn Highway, closing the road for several hours.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Kalapa, southwest of Rockhampton, around 6pm Tuesday.

Five firefighting units responded and it took them 40 minutes to extinguish the blaze as well as a nearby grass fire.

Paramedics were on standby, however nobody was injured.

Both lanes of the highway were blocked overnight and re-opened early Wednesday after the truck was towed away.

It is unsure what sparked the fire.