Trash Truck Explodes, Blasts Hole in New Jersey Home

A trash truck operated by natural gas exploded Tuesday afternoon, causing the evacuation of some homes in a New Jersey community.

Operators of the truck noticed smoke coming from the battery as they picked up trash along Fitzrandolph Avenue near Bow Hill Avenue in Hamilton Township, New Jersey around 2 p.m., said township police.

Firefighters got the blaze under control after a short while but not before one of the tanks ignited causing damage to a handful of homes, said police.

Cindy Partyka, who lives down the street, captured the moment the truck exploded, sending debris into nearby homes and leaving a hole in one home.

Luckily, no injuries were reported but at least two homes would need to be inspected before residents could return.

Multiple agencies investigated to figure out what caused the fire.

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