MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Firefighters sprung into action to extinguish a blaze that started inside of a garbage truck on Monday morning.

At 11:39AM, the Montclair Fire Department received a call reporting a garbage truck fire on Gordonhurst Ave.

Deputy Chief Robert Duncan stated, "Units arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the rear garbage collection area."

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He added that the fire inside had damaged the controls, and the rear door couldn’t be opened. 

As a result, fire personnel had to cut a hole in the rear to gain access to the fire’s location to extinguish it.