Albany Highway is closed north of Mt Barker as firefighters respond to a truck fire. The vehicle fire near the intersection of Albany highway and Halsey Road was reported to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services at 12.18pm this afternoon. A DFES spokeswoman said there were several people onboard the truck who got out safely and no injuries had been reported. Three firefighting units from Mt Barker Volunteer Fire and Rescue Brigade, Narpyn Bush Fire Brigade and Middle Ward Bushfire Brigade were dispatched to the fire. A small scrub fire was also sparked by the truck. Albany Highway was closed at Halsey Road in both directions at 1.20pm. As of 2.40pm, one firefighting unit remained on scene.