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Garage Destroyed After Fallen Electrical Lines Causes Two-Alarm Blaze in Saddle Brook

Saddle Brook

Violent storms that swiftly moved through Northern New Jersey on Tuesday night caused weather-related problems for much of the region,

Officials say, one of the more serious of the issues was a raging two-alarm fire that began after a tree fell on power lines in a Saddle Brook community causing a series of events that left a truck and garage destroyed and two homes threatened by the blaze.

According to fire officials, at approximately 9:40 p.m., the tree fell onto live electrical wires on Saddle River Road sparking the massive fie.

Officials say the incident ultimately caused a transformer explosion that caused an electrical line to drop and land on a parked truck that ignited in flames.

According to officials, heavy fires swiftly spread to a garage and began to extend to the homes.

Firefighters could not attempt to extinguish the flames until PSE&G cut the power while the wires hung over the street officials said.

Once the electricity was turned off to the area, firefighters moved in and extinguished the fire according to fire officials.

Officials say neither home was damaged and there were no reported injuries.