Update - Motor Vehicle Incident - Monaro Highway, Williamsdale

In the early hours of Monday morning a B-Double Fuel Tanker carrying a combination of diesel and petroleum caught fire on the Monaro Highway, south of Williamsdale.

Emergency services from ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Ambulance Service, ACT Rural Fire Service, Fire & Rescue NSW, NSW Rural Fire Service, ACT & NSW Policing and Environmental Protection Authority responded to the incident that closed the highway in both directions.

Crews safely monitored the large tanker as the 48,000-litre fuel load burnt through into the early morning.

The fire has now been extinguished and firefighters are conducting clean-up operations.

There are no reported injuries however the driver was treated on scene for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is unknown but has not been deemed suspicious.

 ACT Fire & Rescue will work with ACT Roads to deem the area safe.

The road will remain closed for several hours until clean-up operations are complete.

ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Policing are on scene at a truck fire on the Monaro Highway, south of Williamsdale.

No injuries have been reported.

Lanes are closed in both directions.

Community is asked to avoid the area.