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New Jersey Pizzeria Burns to Ground After Truck Crash Sparks 'Terrible Fire', Mayor Says

Frenchtown Mayor Brad Myhre‎ said on Facebook early Tuesday that the fire was caused by a truck 'plowing through the front of Galasso’s Pizzeria'

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    Truck Plows Into NJ Building, Sparks Inferno

    A truck crashed into a building in Frenchtown, New Jersey, overnight. The resulting inferno quickly engulfed a pizza place and other buildings and caused the surrounding area to lose power.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The town is 'devastated' after a truck plowed through a local pizzeria and sparked a chain-reaction fire, Frenchtown Mayor Brad Myhre says

    • Galasso’s Pizzeria on Bridge Street was turned to rubble and the Frenchtown Cafe suffered significant damage after the 3-alarm fire

    • Myhre‎ said in addition to the businesses being damaged, people have been displaced from their homes, but the exact number wasn't clear

    A massive fire ripped through a New Jersey town late Monday, turning a neighborhood favorite pizzeria to rubble and severely damaging a local cafe, officials say. 

    Frenchtown Mayor Brad Myhre‎ said on Facebook early Tuesday that the fire was caused by a truck "plowing through the front of Galasso’s Pizzeria" on Bridge Street. "Most of the Galasso’s building is now rubble," Myhre said.

    Myhre‎ added the Frenchtown Cafe, which is next to the pizzeria, was also significantly damaged by the "terrible fire."

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    Firefighters are battling a massive fire at a building in Frenchtown, New Jersey. SkyForce10 was over the scene.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018)

    Firefighters were still at the scene of the three-alarm blaze early Tuesday. Myhre‎ said in addition to the local businesses being damaged, people have been displaced from their homes, but the exact number left homeless was not immediately clear. 

    It appeared no one inside the buildings was hurt, witnesses said. Any other injuries weren't immediately known. 

    Video and pictures from the scene show huge flames shooting into the night sky as firefighters frantically work to douse the fire. 

    The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office said the fire is under investigation and more details will be released later Tuesday.

    The Frenchtown United Methodist Church on Third Street remained open overnight to help anyone displaced by the blaze or anyone looking to pray, Pastor Peter Mantell said.

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