December 27, 2013 at 11:41 PM
FAIRFIELD, NJ - Friday night the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department were quick to the scene of a box car fire at 82 Fairfield Road.
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According to Deputy Fire Chief Tim Connolly, the firefighters were dispatched to the scene at about 9:27 p.m. and arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the rear of the vehicle.
Credit: Tim Connolly
“Engine 1 gained access to the rear of the truck to find fire in the upper corner,” explained Connolly. “The battery was secured and the fire was extinguished. An investigation confirmed that a short in the rear electrical system caused the fire and the truck was turned over to the owner.”
By 10:40 p.m. the fire department had cleared the scene.
Fairfield Fire Department’s Captain Jay Artale and firefighter Carl McNamara work to extinguish the fire at 82 Fairfield Road, Fairfield Credit: Tim Connolly