Smoky Brush Fire Rages in New Jersey, Flames Leap 40 Feet High

The fire was near the Raritan Center industrial complex

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    A large brush fire with flames 40 feet high raged near Edison, N.J. Thursday, burning 250 acres and sending thick plumes of smoke into the sky. Ida Siegal has the story. (Published Thursday, Apr 10, 2014)

    A large brush fire with flames 40 feet high raged near Edison, N.J. Thursday, burning 250 acres and sending thick plumes of smoke into the sky.

    The fire burned near the Raritan Center industrial complex, which houses hundreds of businesses, including day cares, hotels and a FedEx facility. 

    Chopper Video: Brush Fire Rages in NJ

    [NY] Raw Chopper Video: Brush Fire Rages in New Jersey
    Chopper 4 captured video of a large brush fire with flames leaping 25 feet high raging near Edison, N.J. (Published Thursday, Apr 10, 2014)

    Wind gusts over 15 mph pushed the fire from Edison into Woodbridge, according to Edison Fire Chief Brian Latham.

    After several hours, the fire was 95 percent contained, Latham said. A helicopter was being used to help douse the flames.

    Officials said the state forest service would stay on site overnight to observe and make sure hot spots didn't flare up.

    There was no immediate word about a cause.

    --Ida Siegal contributed to this report