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Car Ignites in Flames on Garden State Parkway in Union County

Union Township (Union)

By: Richard L. Smith 

NJ State Police reported no injuries in a car fire that erupted on a major highway in Union County Saturday night. 

Firefighters were called to the southbound lanes of The Garden state parkway near exit 140 in Union Township to investigate reports of a vehicle fire around 8:30 p.m. 

Upon arrival, crews found a vehicle fully involved in flames off on the shoulder of the roadway. 

Crews managed to immediately get water on the fire and extinguish the fire in under 15 minutes. 

A search of the vehicle indicated n trapped or injured occupants. 

The cause of the fire has not been determined.