A caravan burst into flames on the Ipswich Motorway this morning.
A caravan burst into flames on the Ipswich Motorway this morning.

Traffic halts after caravan bursts into flames

TRAFFIC is backed up on the Ipswich Motorway after a caravan burst into flames near the Logan Motorway drive off ramp in Gailes.

Gutted by fire, the charred frame of a caravan was visible to motorists driving eastbound this morning, after fireys fought to extinguish the blaze.

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A Queensland Fire and Emergency spokesperson said two crews battled the fire, the first crew arriving just before 9.45am on Monday morning.

“There was a large amount of smoke,” the spokesperson said.

“We were dampening down the hot spots and the fire was out by 10.28am.”

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Fireys left the incident in the hands of police and the Transport and Main Roads officers on scene.

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said all eastbound lanes were briefly closed, bringing motorway traffic to a standstill.

He said lanes had since reopened.

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