4-Alarm Fire Destroys New Jersey Manufacturing Plant

The fire at the plant in Irvington took firefighters about five hours to get under control

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013  |  Updated 10:28 AM EDT
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4-Alarm Fire Destroys New Jersey Manufacturing Plant

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A four-alarm fire in New Jersey that sent flames 40 to 50 feet in the air caused the roof of a manufacturing plant to collapse and damaged several nearby buildings.

The fire broke out at the plant at 119 Coit Street in Irvington around midnight Sunday and took firefighters about five hours to get under control. Firefighters were continuing to put out hot spots Sunday morning.

No injuries were reported, but the plant, which produces plastic pellets, was completely destroyed in the fire.

Initially firefighters were concerned about the possibility of an explosion because of propane inside the plant.

There is no word yet on what sparked the blaze.

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