VIDEO: Mildura car fire, truck crash believed to be unrelated

 Mildura fire brigade received a call reporting a car on fire on the corner of Fifteenth and San Mateo avenue at 4.52pm today.

Mildura fire brigade received a call reporting a car on fire on the corner of Fifteenth and San Mateo avenue at 4.52pm today.

INCIDENTS involving a car fire and a truck crashing into a power pole on the corner of Fifteenth and San Mateo avenue about 5pm today are believed to be unrelated.

Senior station officer Joel Davey said the Mildura fire brigade received a call reporting a car on fire at 4.52pm, less than half hour before a truck reportedly hit a power pole in the same area.

He said two fire crews responded to the incidents.

About 5.15pm a truck driver became stuck in his vehicle after he hit a power pole at the same intersection.

Emergency crews were concerned the live powerlines that fell onto the truck posed a danger to the man until power to the area was disconnected.

Ambulance Victoria spokesman Paul Bentley said the truck driver did not appear to be injured.

"There was a report that a truck has crashed into a power pole running down power lines on top of the truck,” he said.

"It doesn't appear that the driver is injured but the power lines are across the truck.”

He said emergency crews waited until the area was made safe so the truck driver could get out and paramedics could assess him for injuries.

SES controller Michael Hellwege said there was no damage to the truck.

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