Truck Fire on Rt. 46

Yeaterday just before noon Budd Lake Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire on Rte 46 East at the top of Hackettstown Mountain.  Car 51, Car 52 and Engine 59 arrived to a fully involved landscaping truck with its bed full of mulch.  Engine 59 quickly extinguished the fire with extensive overhaul after due to the bed being full of mulch.  Tender 57 later arrived to feed Engine 59 water. Budd Lake Fire was assisted by Flanders Rescue 97 and the Mount Olive Fire Marshalls Office. Rt. 46 remained closed for an extensive time due to a fuel spill as a result of the vehicle fire.