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Allamuchy Tackles Vehicle Fire Over Embankment

By JAMES BESSEMER, Correspondent | September 26, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 100620110

At around 9pm on September 26, Allamuchy firefighters were alerted for an MVA with fire, on Rt80 west at milepost 20.4. Fire Chief 91-60 arrived on location first, confirming a vehicle went off the scenic overlook, and was fully involved. Both parties of the vehicle managed to escape moments before their van ignited.

Engine 91-61 arrived, stretching two 1-3/4" hand-lines to attack the vehicle and the wood line. Tanker 91-71 arrived shortly after to supply water as needed. 95 Rescue also arrived to assist with patient care and transport.

Due to the location of the burned vehicle, a heavy wrecker rotator from Washington Collision was requested to assist in removing it from the cliff side.

All members were clear of scene by 11pm.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.