At about 4:30 p.m. today, New Jersey State Police responded to a car fire on the Garden State Parkway northbound near the Atlantic City Service Area in Galloway Township, a State Police spokesman said.

Lt. Stephen Jones said troopers responded to a fire in the back of a truck where some furniture was located. An unidentified man who was driving the truck escaped without injury, Jones said.

A lane of traffic was closed as a result of the incident, Jones said.

Donna Weaver

Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.