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SH1 near Taupo closed following truck and trailer fire

A truck and a trailer that caught fire near Taupo this morning has closed State Highway One at Waitahanui.

Firefighters were called to the vehicle travelling south on State Highway One, at Waitahanui after 10.30am.

Cars are backed up on State Highway One near Taupo after a truck and trailer fire. Source: 1 NEWS

A Fire Service spokesperson said one crew is attending the scene and another crew and tanker is on the way.

The truck and trailer is believed to be carrying paper.

No injuries have been reported, but traffic has been delayed.

At least 10 emergency services vehicles are on the scene of a truck fire on the main highway leading into Taupo. Source: 1 NEWS

Several fire engines battled to put out the blaze this morning. Source: 1 NEWS