Large fire at Union County truck repair facility leads to explosions

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A late-night fire in Elizabeth led to explosions inside a large truck repair facility, fire officials say.

The fire began around 11 p.m. on North Avenue East.

Firefighters had to keep their distance from the facility because of the explosions inside.

"We had explosions with the vehicle, gasoline run off, diesel fuel run off, igniting, we did have a collapse in the rear, so the age of the structure, the amount of fire we had weakened the structure, we had the roof burnt away," says Chief Thomas McNamara.

One firefighter suffered a minor injury.

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