Street Sweeper Catches Fire

Photo courtesy Pleasant Plains Vol. Fire Department

  TOMS RIVER – Emergency crews responded to a street sweeper catching fire, but no one was injured, Toms River Police told Jersey Shore Online.

  The incident happened at around 1 p.m. on Nov. 18, in the area of 1605 North Bay Ave. The street sweeper, which was owned by the Ocean County Road Department, was fully engulfed when police arrived.

  The driver, who got out of the vehicle and was uninjured, said the cab began to fill with white smoke and he pulled over into the shoulder and exited the vehicle. The vehicle then caught fire.

  Toms River Fire Department Districts One and Two and Pleasant Plains Fire Department extinguished the fire without incident, police said. Toms River Office of Emergency Management as well as the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office and Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention responded to the scene. The roadway was cleaned by the Ocean County Road Department and the vehicle was removed by an Ocean County tow truck.