An early morning garbage truck fire sent fire crews to a Mendham shopping center.
Firefighters responded to the Village Shopping Center on Main Street at approximately 6:29 a.m. for a report of a fire ignited when a propane tank - which provided fuel to the Blue Diamond Disposal truck - exploded.
According to officials, the truck was picking up garbage from behind the shopping center when the driver reportedly saw a glow right before the truck caught fire.
No injuries were immediately reported however the occupied Country Coffee Shop was evacuated.
The blaze which was placed under control by approximately 8:15 a.m., caused significant damage to the coffee shop, the Village Pizza, the Chocolate Shoppe and Aoyama Chinese and Japanese Restaurant.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Photo: Mendham Fire Department