A gasoline tanker truck and car resulted in a massive fire ball which destroyed the truck, a commercial building and multiple parked cars. Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department was dispatched to the area of the White Castle on Route 17. The gasoline tanker had rolled over and was fully involved with a structure and numerous cars burning. Another alarm was requested to bring foam trucks from Teaneck, Garfield and Passaic. Miraculously, only two minor injuries were reported and despite exposure concerns, the fire was held to the building originally involved. The highway needed to be shut down in both directions and NJ Transit traffic was halted and there was a large area power outage due to high voltage transmission lines being damaged.

– Fire News photos by Pete Danzo