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Truck fire closes lanes on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway at Doncaster



A large truck fire has shut all lanes on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway at Doncaster and prompted a smoke warning for surrounding suburbs.

The freeway is closed in both directions between Doncaster Road and Tram Road after the fire broke out shortly before 11:00am.

A Fire Rescue Victoria spokesperson said about 26 firefighters were called to the incident, which included spot fires on the nearby median strips.

They said the truck was believed to have been carrying toilet paper, which caused a significant amount of smoke.


There were no reported injuries and emergency services have been on the scene directing traffic.

Authorities say there is no threat to nearby communities, but those sensitive to smoke in Balwyn North, Box Hill North,…

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