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Suffern Pickup Truck Catches Fire With Ammunition Inside

The Suffern Fire Department had to use extreme caution extinguishing a pickup fire on Tuesday due to ammunition in the cab of the truck. The Suffern Fire Department had to use extreme caution extinguishing a pickup fire on Tuesday due to ammunition in the cab of the truck.
The Suffern Fire Department had to use extreme caution extinguishing a pickup fire on Tuesday due to ammunition in the cab of the truck. Photo Credit: Suffern Fire Department
The Suffern Fire Department worked to extinguish a truck fire on Tuesday that had ammunition exploding in the cab of the truck. The Suffern Fire Department worked to extinguish a truck fire on Tuesday that had ammunition exploding in the cab of the truck.
The Suffern Fire Department worked to extinguish a truck fire on Tuesday that had ammunition exploding in the cab of the truck. Photo Credit: Suffern Fire Department
A pickup truck that caught fire Tuesday in Suffern had ammunition inside that exploded during the fire A pickup truck that caught fire Tuesday in Suffern had ammunition inside that exploded during the fire
A pickup truck that caught fire Tuesday in Suffern had ammunition inside that exploded during the fire Photo Credit: Suffern Police Department
A pickup truck fire in Suffern had ammunition inside of the cab that exploded during the fire A pickup truck fire in Suffern had ammunition inside of the cab that exploded during the fire
A pickup truck fire in Suffern had ammunition inside of the cab that exploded during the fire Photo Credit: Suffern Police Department

SUFFERN, N.Y. -- A pickup truck with ammunition inside caught on fire Tuesday afternoon in the municipal parking lot across from the Suffern Post Office on Chestnut Street making for a dangerous situation, according to Suffern police.

Responding officers found the truck fully engulfed in flames and heard several loud noises coming from inside the vehicle when they arrived and discovered that it was ammunition. 

Units from both the Suffern Hook & Ladder Co. #1 and the Suffern Volunteer Hose Company #1 responded to the scene within minutes. Police officers contacted arriving units to warn them that ammunition inside of the burning vehicle was exploding. 

Firefighters used extreme caution while slowly approaching the vehicle and managed to fully extinguish the fire. Nobody on scene was injured and surrounding cars were undamaged.

The detective bureau determined that the cause of the fire was electrical in nature and that the ammunition was legally purchased, police said.

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