Motorbike Goes Up In Flames On Day 5 Of Townsville Heatwave

The riders are not injured


Carley Whittington

29 November 2018

Carley Whittington

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Relief from heatwave conditions is coming for North Queensland this weekend, but not before heartbreak for two local motorbike enthusiasts. 

Around 11:30am today emergency services were on the scene for a vehicle fire in front of Spotlight. 

A motorbike went up in flames on Duckworth Street, due to a fuel leak but quick thinking by the riders saved their lives. 

The pair noticed a fuel leak, then removed themselves from the bike before a fire took over. 

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Firies let the fire burn, as they believed extinguishing it would have created further risks.

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