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Driver escapes injury after dump truck catches fire in Sussex County

SPARTA TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A driver escaped injury after his dump truck was engulfed in flames Monday morning in Sussex County.

Sparta Township Fire Department said it happened on August 1 at 10:47 a.m. at the intersection of Prides Crossing and Deire Drive.

Firefighters on scene encountered a large Mason Dump with its cab fully involved and then extinguished the fire, authorities said.

The driver had exited the vehicle and no injuries were reported, authorities said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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