Fire units from three States are at the scene of a grass fire 13 kilometres from Meringur on the Sturt Highway at Ned’s Corner.

Witnesses on site have reported that the Sturt Highway traffic has been reduced to snails pace as there are bushfires in the area.. 

The B Double  is believed to have started after a truck carrying grain blew a tyre after its wheel bearings caught fire.  The truck prime mover has been completely destroyed in the blaze with heat and fire damage to one of its trailers.

   This grassfire is travelling in a north-easterly direction towards Transect Track, Meringur

    Over the next few hours the wind will strengthen, tending south to southwest.