Firefighters were able to keep a truck fire inside an industrial garage in Fairview Township from spreading to the building Sunday night.

Crews from three counties were sent to RJ Davis & Company, 655 Laura Court, about 8 p.m. for a reported explosion and fire.

When they arrived on the scene, smoke was pushing from four closed garage doors, said Chris Weidenhammer, Fairview Township fire chief.

Inside, they found a jockey truck engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in about half-an-hour, he said.

The fire was contained to the truck, but the building did sustain some damage, Weidenhammer said.

"The building has some smoke damage and some water damage," he said.

A jockey truck, also known as a terminal trailer, is used to move 18-wheeler trailers short distances, typically inside a shipping yard or a warehouse facility.

Explosion: The fire was reported after a truck driver working for FedEx, which has a facility nearby, heard an explosion, saw smoke coming from the garage and then called 911, Weidenhammer said.

However, the reported explosion, and what caused the fire, remains a mystery.

"We're not sure what the explosion was at this time," he said.

No one was inside the building at the time of the blaze. Workers closed and locked the building Friday evening and left for the weekend, the chief said.

Firefighters had to forcibly enter the building to get to the fire.


No injuries were reported. Crews from York, Dauphin and Cumberland counties responded to the scene.

A state police fire marshal will investigate the blaze, Weidenhammer said.

Though the fire was out in short order, the chief said the outcome could have been different if the blaze broke out later in the night when no one was around.

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