Truck fires in two different locations on the New Jersey Turnpike caused a delay of over 5 miles Tuesday morning.

Black smoke billowed into the air from the southbound outer lanes south of Exit 7A for Route 195 in Chesterfield around 10 a.m. when a  dump truck caught fire, according to State Police.  Traffic slowed in both the inner and outer lanes while fire crews worked to put out the fire.

A crash involving three trucks around 11:15 a.m. four miles away also in the southbound outer lanes caused one of two tractor trailers and a box truck to catch fire. State Police said the occupants were able to exit and were not injured.

Two left lanes were closed as of 3:25 p.m. while work crews make repairs to the damaged guardrail.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at

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