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M5 tunnel Sydney fire: Major traffic delays

A fire engine has caught fire causing major delays on Sydney's M5 motorway (pictured westbound lanes of the M5 motorway)

Commuters face major traffic delays after lorry caught fire on Sydney’s M5 motorway

  • NSW Fire and Rescue truck caught fire Tuesday morning in South Sydney
  • Westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of the M5 at Bexley North are closed
  • Motorists have been urged to expect ‘massive delays’ on their way to work
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A fire engine has caught fire causing major delays on Sydney’s M5 motorway.

The tray of a Fire and Rescue NSW table truck caught fire shortly after 6am on Tuesday, in Bexley North, in the south of the city.

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The westbound lanes of the M5 East Tunnel are closed and motorists are urged to take an alternate route on their way to work and expect long delays.

FRNSW said the truck’s built-in sprinkler system has contained the fire while firefighters are moving in to fully extinguish the blaze.

“Massive traffic delays, westbound closed at Marsh Street, one eastbound lane also closed,” they tweeted.

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A fire engine has caught fire causing major delays on Sydney's M5 motorway (pictured westbound lanes of the M5 motorway)

A fire engine has caught fire causing major delays on Sydney’s M5 motorway (pictured westbound lanes of the M5 motorway)

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