BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – No injuries were reported following a two-vehicle crash and fire on Route 206 Thursday morning in Sussex County, according to a post on the Byram Twp Fire Department’s Facebook page.
The crash was reported shortly after 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of Route 206 and Whitehall Hill Road in Byram Township. Initial reports were that the vehicle on fire was possibly an electric vehicle, authorities said.
The fire chief arrived on scene and observed the first car with heavy smoke coming from the rear of the vehicle. The owner of the car confirmed that the car was not electric and there were lithium batteries in the trunk from work tools, the post said.
The fire was contained to the rear of the vehicle. All the batteries were removed from the trunk area and placed in a safe container provided by the tow company, authorities said.
The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.
The Green Township Fire Department and Andover Township Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.