Firefighters battle large fire at storage warehouse in North Brunswick, NJ

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Thursday, January 25, 2024
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Jim Dolan is in North Brunswick with the story.

NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Crews battled a large fire at a storage warehouse containing mattresses and other supplies in New Jersey on Wednesday.

Officials in North Brunswick responded to the eight-alarm fire just before 4 p.m.

Citizen App video shows smoke pouring out of the building on George Road and Nassau Street.

Officials say the storage warehouse contains not only mattresses, but highly flammable construction materials like wood.

They say the entire rear of the building was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived.

It's unclear if the fire has spread to a second building because crews have had a difficult time getting close enough to the building.

Firefighters are putting water on the fire from multiple directions. They expect to be on the scene through the night to get the fire under control.

Residents in the area have been allowed back into their homes after being evacuated earlier. However, police were advising drivers and pedestrians to avoid the area and find alternate routes.

Fortunately, no injuries have been reported so far.

Officials say propane tanks were found at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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