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Motorists Extinguish I-287 Brush Fire in Parsippany

Parsippany-Troy Hills

A trucker and another motorist extinguished a fast-moving brush fire that began to spread on the shoulder of a highway in Morris County Friday morning.

It happened in the northbound lanes of I-287 near exit 41A in Parsippany where brush began to burn on the side of the road.

A trucker driving on the highway immediately pulled over with a fire extinguisher followed by a GoShare Driver from Essex County who used a moving blanket to smother a part of the blaze.

The pair were able to extinguish the blaze before firefighters arrived.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire.

There were no injuries reported.