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Multiple Cars Destroyed After Car Carrier Ignites on I-80 in Wayne

By rlsmetro on

Police are investigating a fire that destroyed several vehicles on a highway in Passaic County Saturday afternoon. 

According to a preliminary investigation, at approximately 2:07 p.m., emergency responders were dispatched to the westbound lanes of I-80 after learning several vehicles were on fire at the Wayne/Totowa border; just past Minisink Road.  Car Fire

Upon arrival, firefighters found a car carrier with about five cars engulfed in flames. 

Crews managed to knock the flames down but not before the vehicle suffered extensive damage. 

Police believe that the car hauler brakes malfunctioned, heated then shot flames onto the attached cars. 

There were about 7-8 vehicles on the carrier. 

Authorities reported no injuries at this time.  Car fire