A truck fire closed a portion of Morris Avenue late Friday morning. The incident occurred on Morris Avenue near Washington Avenue and Interstate 287 across from Washington Headquarters.
According to Morristown Fire Chief Robert Flanagan, the fire was extinguished within 20 minutes after getting the call around 11:15 a.m., and there were no injuries reported. The , Morristown Police Department and Morris Township Fire Department all responded to the scene.
Flanagan said the cause of the fire was not immediately known, but the driver of the truck said he pulled over after he noticed smoke coming from his vehicle, and within minutes the whole truck was engulfed with flames.
The driver, Angel Guaman, 40, and two passengers Jose Guaman, 46, and Jose Guaman, 23, all of Newark, were driving from Newark to Basking Ridge to work on a construction project when they noticed their vehicle was smoking.
The driver and passengers made it out safely before the car was engulfed. Flanagan said it could have been a number of things that caused the fire because it was on old truck, such as an electric bulb or leaking.
Morris Street was closed for about a half hour, but reopened around noon with traffic being diverted around the incident.
A tow truck from Morristown Auto Body came to the scene around 12:45 p.m. This was the second truck to come, after the first tow truck couldn't lift the disabled vehicle because it was carrying about a ton of cement.