Yaninee truck fire - 28 April 2024

At approximately 5:30pm, four CFS trucks and a Quick Response Vehicle attended a B double truck fire at Yaninee on the Eyre Highway – approximately 20 kilometres north-west of Wudinna. Upon arrival the crews discovered that the quick-thinking truck driver had managed to detach the burning prime mover from the trailers which contained specialised mining equipment, avoiding a hefty damage bill to freight running into hundreds of thousands of dollars. The brand new Prime Mover, however, could not be saved, leaving a damage bill of between $300,000 to $400,000.