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Secaucus Brush Fire on 6/20 Impacts NJ Turnpike; Penn Station Delays Continue

by Jennifer Tripucka
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A huge brush fire erupted in Secaucus, on Thursday, June 20th impacting traffic right at the evening rush hour around the area. If you were driving in or around Hoboken, Jersey City, or New York City — you were likely affected. Traffic was backed up to Newark earlier on due to the fire. Read on for what we know.

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The Details

The cause of the fire is unclear, which appears to have broken out between the train in Secaucus near the Lincoln Tunnel Eastern Spur. The fire was located in the marsh area between exits 15X and 16E on the Turnpike, with flames getting dangerously close to the highway.

At 5PM on June 20th, the fire appeared to be extinguished, according to several sources. No injuries have been reported.

Penn Station delays were reported for several hours due to the situation, and there were additional delays, according to NJ Transit on X, due to wire outages around Penn Station. Some trains are being diverted to Hoboken.

As of 7:30AM on Friday, June 21st, train service to New York was suspended again due to overhead wire problems. Per NJ Transit on X, service resumed around 10:35AM with 45-minute delays.

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