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Driver Killed After Gasoline Tanker Overturns and Explodes in Mahwah

By MAHWAH FIRE DEPT. CO. 3, Correspondent | October 02, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 100721112

MAHWAH, NJ - On Saturday morning, October 2nd at 6:44 A.M., all five companies of the Mahwah Fire Department were dispatched to a fully engulfed gasoline tanker that overturned and ignited on the notorious 287 flyover.

Companies 1 and 2 were primary pumpers for the fire while Company 3 laid nearly 3,000-feet of supply line for both pumpers.

Other agencies that responded included Allendale, Franklin Lakes, Hillburn, Hillcrest, Midland Park, Ramsey, Monsey, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, Oakland, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley, Stony Point, Tallman, Wyckoff, UASI foam task force, Garfield, Teaneck, Parsippany, and Riverdale.

The driver of the gasoline tanker was killed in the fiery crash.

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