08/09/2018 HAWTHORNE, NJ – A black Mercedes exploded and caught fire at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning, across from R.D. Bender’s Bar on Lafayette Avenue. An adjacent business suffered some damage as a result of the explosion, though the Hawthorne Fire Department was able to control the fire. The immediate cause is unknown, pending further information.
The surrounding businesses were evacuated and no injuries were reported, according to a source. The vehicle’s front end was completely destroyed and traffic from Vreeland to Utter Avenue were blocked.
Michael Jannicelli contributed to this report. Read the full TapInto.net article.