Upon Officer Conover’s arrival, he observed the rear portion of a Ford F350 engulfed in flames.
He made contact with the driver who assured him that there was no one in the vehicle, but the vehicle contained 100 gallons of liquid asphalt and a propane tank.
Additional officers arrived to block off the area while the fire companies were extinguishing the flames. Once the fire was extinguished, Parsippany Fire District 5 HazMat responded to remove the remaining asphalt.
The fire was classified as accidental and is not being investigated as suspicious.