Paramus, New Jersey firefighters received initial dispatch of a working tractor trailer fire on Route 17 in the area of Ridgewood Avenue, on Sunday, December 22nd.
It was quickly upgraded to a full first response assignment with persons trapped in the vehicle.
There was a tractor trailer with a full load of wood pallets lost control South Bound, which hit the divider and ended up in the fast lane of the North Bound traffic, striking one vehicle.
Flames from the fire were approximately 60' high, with flame spread from curb the curb due to the leaking diesel fuel.
Both occupants perished in the blaze.