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Garbage truck slams into NJ house sparking fire

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An out-of-control garbage truck crashed into a house in East Hanover, New Jersey sparking a large fire.

The truck reportedly jumped the curb on Daniel Drive, drove over neighboring property and hit a tree before slamming into the house.

The fiery crash occurred just before 8 a.m. on Thursday. The ensuing flames burned for more than an hour.

The truck and a portion of the house were destroyed by the fire. The first floor of the house suffered considerable damage from the fire and the crash.

The garbage truck driver was hospitalized, reported NJ.com.

It is not clear why the driver slammed into the house.

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