Garbage Truck Fueled by Natural Gas Explodes in New Jersey

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
January 28, 2016 Updated: January 28, 2016

HAMILTON, N.J.—Authorities say no one was injured when a garbage truck fueled by natural gas exploded “like a missile” in New Jersey.

Tuesday’s blast in Hamilton damaged four homes.

One of the truck’s four natural gas tanks blasted a hole in a nearby home and debris tore a hole in the roof of a neighboring home. Windows were broken and the siding melted on two other houses.

Police say the truck’s operators evacuated the vehicle when they saw smoke coming into the cab.

Officials are trying to determine what caused the fire and explosion.