Photos from Berkeley Heights Fire Department’s postAt 1:59 am on Saturday mornin…

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Published on: April 15, 2018

Photos from Berkeley Heights Fire Department’s post






At 1:59 am on Saturday morning a New Providence Police officer notified Berkeley Heights Police that a gasoline tanker was on fire on Diamond Hill Rd, between Interstate 78 and Ghost Pony Rd. Chief Padovano arrived 6 minutes later and found the tires on the tractor were burning and flames were impinging on the tank. The tanker was fully loaded with over eight thousand gallons of gasoline. There is approximately twenty five homes downhill of the fire, although the potential danger was great, damage was confined to the tanker. A first alarm assignment was dispatched to the scene as a precaution, which included an Engine from New Providence, Summit, Stirling and a Ladder from Chatham Twp. The Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad was also on scene with two ambulances. After the fire was extinguished most of the gasoline was transferred to another tanker so the damaged tractor and tanker could be safely towed. Diamond Hill Rd was closed until about 11am. Other agencies that assisted were the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Union County Haz Mat, New Jersey State Police and Department of Transportation. Plainfield, Fanwood and Scotch Plains Fire Dept’s covered the Township at Fire Headquarters.

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