A very baked potato on Pound Street after it caught on fire early Saturday morning
A very baked potato on Pound Street after it caught on fire early Saturday morning Caitlan Charles

One very baked potato on Pound Street

THERE was one very hot potato on Pound St on early Saturday morning when the iconic Baked Potato food truck was engulfed by fire.

Grafton Fire and Rescue Captain Garry Reardon said crews responded to the scene at 3.22am and discovered the food truck well alight.

Mr Reardon said firefighters had to deal with a lot of smoke as the mainly fibreglass vehicle continued to burn.

"Crews wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with a single line of hose,” Mr Reardon said.

At the time of the fire, the Baked Potato was in the grounds of Grafton TAFE in readiness for the Saturday morning markets.

Inspector Robert Hanzic from Coffs/Clarence Police said emergency services were called at 3.15am.

"A witness observed smoke from from the area and walked over to see van was well alight,” he said.

"No person was seen in the area at the time of the incident, the van was completely destroyed and at this stage there are no witnesses.”

The Baked Potato food truck had been making the rounds of the Jacaranda Festival events over the last week.

The remains of the baked potato van on Saturday.
The remains of the baked potato van on Saturday. Caitlan Charles

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