Gas tanker on fire in Goldfields

A gas tanker is ablaze north of Kalgoorlie this morning.

The fire, about 50km north of Kalgoorlie on the Goldfields Highway, was reported at 4.45am.

It is believed one of the road train’s tyres caught fire and the driver tried to put it out before running from the truck.

Firefighters and police officers are at the scene and the highway is closed in both directions until further notice.

No-one has been injured.

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