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UPDATE: Firefighters, EMS contain tanker fire on N1 in JHB

Motorists were earlier urged to exercise caution as officials worked to put out the blaze.

Tanker on fire along the N1, near the New Road off-ramp. Picture: Twitter: ER24EMS

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Emergency Services has extinguished a fire which had engulfed a milk tanker on the N1 south near the New Road off ramp in Midrand.

Officials say it's still unclear what may have sparked the blaze, this after earlier confusion about the type of tanker which had caught fire.

Jo'burg Emergency Service's Robert Mulaudzi says no one was harmed in the incident.

"We managed to extinguish the fire and we're sure traffic will flow freely in and around that area now."

Motorists were earlier urged to exercise caution as officials worked to put out the blaze.



Mulaudzi earlier said, "We have about four fire engines onsite, which are extinguishing the tanker. There are traffic delays in the area. Motorists need to be patient as they drive along that area as we are extinguishing that fire."



One motorist, who drive past the scene earlier, described what he saw.

"There is a truck on fire just after the New Road off-ramp - it's actually the front that is burning at the moment."

Another motorist said, "It was just burning between the front of the truck and the actual tanker itself."

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