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October 29, 2016

Really *hot* dogs: Wiener cart explodes in Ocean County Saturday morning

No injuries reported, but homes struck by debris

Hot Dogs Explosion
Hot dog explosion Tuckerton Fire Department//CONTRIBUTED VIA FACEBOOK

A hot dog vending truck exploded in Tuckerton in Ocean County ay 4:45 a.m. Saturday, scattering debris along North Green Street and and Second Avenue in the small bayside borough. While debris struck some homes, no one was injured, according to the local fire department.

A hot dog vending truck or trailer appears to have exploded Saturday morning in the small bayside town of Tuckerton in Ocean County, New Jersey.

An explosion at 4:45 a.m. pulverized the mobile wiener cart, sending debris across North Green Street and Second Avenue, according to the Tuckerton Fire Department.

"The explosion could be heard for miles," the department wrote on it Facebook page.

The department sent three engines, a rescue truck and an ambulance.

While some homes near Railroad Avenue were struck by debris, there were no reports of injuries, according to the fire department. There was no fire.

The cause of the explosion is being investigated by the Ocean County Fire Marshall's Office and Ocean County Prosecutors Office.