Truck yard fire in South Kearny


A fire wrecked several vehicles at the Sarcona truck yard in South Kearny last Thursday.

Deputy Fire Chief Robert Osborn, the on-scene commander, said an alarm of fire came in from the yard, at 123 Pennsylvania Ave., at 12:04 p.m. and the first Kearny fire units arrived at 12:06 p.m.

When they got there, firefighters found three trucks, one van and two cars on fire, Osborn said.

Firefighters aboard four engines and one ladder truck had the fire under control around 1 p.m., but, by that point, the vehicles were burnt down to their metal frames, he said.

A warehouse adjacent to the fire scene was not touched by the flames, Osborn said.

Jersey City Fire Department stood by at Kearny firehouses as Kearny firefighters were occupied at the fire scene. No injuries were reported.

The yard fire remains under investigation, Osborn said.

– Ron Leir 

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