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No injuries following 2-vehicle crash and fire on Route 206 in Sussex County

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.

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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