Truck Tire Explodes, Hits Responding Apparatus; No Injuries Reported

The back tire of a smoldering truck exploded Sunday and hit the responding Riverdale Fire Department’s apparatus on Route 287 in Morris County.

The back tire of a smoldering truck exploded Sunday and hit the responding Riverdale (NJ) Fire Department’s apparatus on Route 287 in Morris County.

“On Father’s Day at 16:06 the Fire Dept was dispatched to a truck on fire on I287 north between Rt 23 and Hamburg Tpk.,” the department wrote on Facebook. “On arrival the truck was smoldering, However as the Incident Commander pulled on Scene, a rear Tire exploded sending rubber flying into the side of his vehicle. Luckily the driver and Officers on scene were out of the hazard area. The fire was extinguished quickly and everyone was safely off the highway.

“Remember when you see flashing lights move over and keep responders safe.”

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