A natural gas-powered garbage truck burst into flames and then exploded “like a missile” in a New Jersey neighborhood earlier this week.
“The blast in Hamilton damaged four homes on Tuesday, including tearing a hole in the roof of a neighboring house,” the U.K. Daily Mail reported.
An incredible video recorded by one of the neighborhood’s residents showed the truck just sitting along a curb, ejecting huge clouds of black smoke.
As time passed, flames began erupting from the roof of the garbage truck, eventually leading to the vehicle simply exploding.
The explosion caused one of the truck’s natural-gas tanks to pummel through the window of a nearby home and melt the siding of two other homes. Huge flames could also be seen pretty much enveloping the whole truck.
Officials were by Tuesday afternoon trying to determine the cause of the fire and had concluded by then that the garbage truck’s operators had safely made it out of the vehicle before it exploded.
To see the bizarre event for yourself, watch the video below:
Thankfully, there were no reported injuries or fatalities from this incident. Given the damages reported, however, it seems likely that the Hamilton Township government is going to have to fork over some money to this neighborhood’s affected residents.
We’re just glad that they won’t have to pay for any funeral expenses as well.
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