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Tractor-trailer hauling food catches fire on I-80 in Warren County

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A tractor-trailer carrying food caught fire Monday morning on Interstate 80 in Knowlton Township, New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry said.

The fire broke out at 4:44 a.m. on Interstate 80 eastbound at milepost 1.8, Curry said.

The cab became fully engulfed but the driver was able to get out and was not injured. The truck was hauling food and no hazardous materials were onboard, Curry said.

“The cause of the fire is unknown at this time,” Curry said.

Assisting Knowlton Township Fire and Rescue was Portland Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 Station 33 and Hope Volunteer Fire Department – Station 38 Fire.

(Photo: Credit Knowlton Twp. Fire and Rescue Company #1 – Station 41/Facebook)

Jay Edwards

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