Elmwood Park firefighters extinguish truck fire

  • Source: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
  • Published: 02/23/2017 07:37 AM

No injuries were reported Thursday morning after the cab of a tractor-trailer became fully involved in a fire, authorities said. The fire started after the driver had difficulty shutting down his rig when he brought the empty trailer to be loaded at a Soundview Paper Co. storage facility on East 54th Street, Elmwood Park Fire Chief Bill Shadwell said. Employees at the facility used five fire extinguishers to try to put out the fire, but were unsuccessful. Shadwell said the cab was fully enveloped in flames when two fire companies arrived. The tractor-trailer is owned by a third party, not by the paper company. The trailer and building did not suffer any fire damage. Soundview Paper Co. manufactures the Marcal brand of paper products. Earlier this week there was a fire inside a different Soundview Paper facility in Elmwood Park.


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