Little Silver firefighters had to lay about 800 feet of hose to reach a fire on Little Silver Point Road Wednesday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
The Little Silver Fire Department extinguished a backhoe fire deep in the woods off Seven Bridges Road early Wednesday afternoon.
The fire started at about 1:25p behind a residence at 478 Little Silver Point Road, Assistant Fire Chief Andrew Smith said, and was put out shortly after volunteer firefighters saw a backhoe used by the Monmouth County Mosquito Commission emitting smoke from the engine’s compartment.
“It was on fire when we got here,” Smith said, “so it was starting to compromise the diesel.”