People around the world are irrationally panicking about Covid-19 virus and buying everything they can on supermarket shelves. (The most popular item being toilet paper)
Imagine the tears of despair on Brisbane’s Gateway Motorway last Thursday, 5th March, when the rear section of a B-double truck full of toilet paper caught fire. The call went in at 10pm and upon arrival the crews were confronted with the rear trailer well alight. Understanding the gravity of the situation, exposure lines were soon deployed to protect the front trailer (also full of toilet paper).
The crews were seen as heroes saving many tonnes of toilet paper.
The driver of the truck was uninjured, and the scene was cleared by 2am.
“There was quite an interesting fuel load on this particular vehicle,” Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Justin Francis told ABC News.
“Toilet paper is quite precious at the moment, so we’ve been able to save half the load on this particular truck.”
He said half of the vehicle was “well involved” in fire but multiple crews wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the flames. (It was a crap job said one of the firefighters)