9 September, 1986
Flames Engulf Truck; In Lot on Park Place
When police responded to a fire call ‘Sunday evening at 11:14 in the Park Place lot, they found a GMC pickup truck engulfed in flames. The bed of the $2,000 truck, police said, had a load of tree limbs and crab apples. The Princeton Fire Depart-. ment and ten firemen respond-ed and extinguished the blazing truck, which is owned by Thomas Von Oehsen of Nassau Street.
After conducting an in-vestigaton, the Assistant Fire .Chief and Fire Inspector ruled but spontaneous combustion or the use of an accelerant as the cause of the fire. A cigarette thrown into the rear of the truck was listed as the probable cause.