The trucks were parked in the township's public works lot.

The trucks were parked in the township's public works lot.

Photo courtesy of Mantua Township

The Mantua Township in New Jersey lost five fire trucks after one of the trucks caught on fire.

Fire Chief Brian Hauss told New Jersey 101.5 that an officer discovered the fire after hearing explosions caused by the truck’s tires, hydraulics, and diesel fuel. A gusty wind caused the fire to spread to four other trucks and three small utility vehicles parked in the same lot.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the trucks and prevent the fire to from reaching two 500-gallon fuel tanks holding diesel and gasoline nearby, according to The blaze was placed under control within an hour, but firefighters did have to cut locks on the vehicles to douse the burning garbage inside the trucks.

The fire is under investigation, but a news release from Deputy Mayor Bob Zimmerman notes that the fire appears to be non-suspicious in nature.

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