Abandoned building collapses amid 3rd alarm fire in NJ

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Thursday, August 25, 2022
3-alarm fire destroys abandoned building in NJ
Shannon Sohn reports from NewsCopter 7 over the scene in Orange, Essex County.

ORANGE, New Jersey (WABC) -- An abandoned building collapsed in New Jersey during a third alarm fire overnight Thursday.

The fire broke out in the building on Mitchell Street in Orange around 3:30 a.m.

NewsCopter 7 was over the scene shortly after 6 a.m. as firefighters worked to get control of the smoky blaze.

An exterior wall collapsed during the firefighting efforts, damaging some vehicles along Jefferson Street.

No firefighters were injured.

Mitchell Street was shut down between Tompkins Street and Scotland Road as fire department activity continued.

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