Hot dog stand explosion rocks neighborhood

21414550-mmmainTUCKERTON — A hot dog truck exploded early Saturday morning, damaging some nearby businesses and raining down debris on the area, authorities said Saturday.

No injuries were reported in the 4:41 a.m. explosion at the Fuggettoboutit lunch truck at Railroad Avenue and North Green Street in Tuckerton, which authorities said appears to be propane-related and accidental.

Smoke was pouring from the business when emergency responders arrived to find a badly damaged trailer, Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, said, noting the explosion could be heard blocks away.

He said the owner told investigators he had no trouble with the trailer or his tenant, who had just renewed his lease for another year.

The tenant told investigators health officials had inspected trailer this past week, Della Fave said. He also told investigators he does not turn the propane tanks off at night, Della Fave said.



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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.