A truck explosion on Interstate 295 in Burlington County closed a section of the highway in the southbound direction and injured several firefighters.

Lanes are open in each direction but the afternoon ride home will be slow through the area as cleanup continues.

The explosion came during a truck fire near milepost 52 in Mansfield around 1:30PM according to WPVI TV. New Jersey State Police tell KYW TV pressure from the flames blew the doors open in back of the truck.

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A report from the scene via @PhillyFireNews on Twitter says 7 firefighters were injured, one seriously,  in the explosion. The most seriously injured firefighter, from Florence Township, was flown to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton by helicopter. Others were treated and released.

 



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