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Mobile Crane Goes Up In Flames On Route 80, Fire Truck Involved In Crash

The mobile crane fire on Route 80W in Woodland Park.
The mobile crane fire on Route 80W in Woodland Park. Photo Credit: Don Turner for DAILY VOICE

Flames destroyed a mobile crane Thursday afternoon off Route 80 in Totowa, while a Wayne fire truck headed to the scene was involved in a minor crash.

The westbound highway just before Minnisink Road was closed as firefighters from Wayne and Totowa and members of the West Paterson Fire Department doused the flames, which spread to nearby brush, shortly before 3 p.m.

People nearby reported hearing an explosion. A large hydraulic fuel spill required attention.

A New Jersey State Police trooper required medical attention for a minor injury from tire debris, responders said.

The driver in the fire truck crash on Union Boulevard sustained a minor injury, they said.

New Jersey State Police were investigating the Route 80 fire. Wayne police were among the responders to the crash in the township.

GOT ORIGINAL PHOTOS OF THE FIRE? Text: (201) 943-2794 / Or email: jdemarco@dailyvoice.com.

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