Firefighters Battle Blaze at NJ Metal Shop

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013  |  Updated 12:44 AM EDT
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The freezing temperatures make some tough jobs even tougher.  Like that of firefighters and first responders.  News 4's Pat Battle reports.

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The freezing temperatures make some tough jobs even tougher. Like that of firefighters and first responders. News 4's Pat Battle reports.

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Firefighters had to deal with icing, frozen gear and water supply concerns while battling four-alarm fire through single-digit temperatures at a metal shop in Bergen County, N.J.

The cold weather made it tough for crews responding to the blaze on Ewing Avenue in North Arlington, a dead-end industrial road near Schuyler Avenue. Fire officials on the scene said water supply, frozen gear and firefighters' comfort and safety were big concerns. 

Firefighters were called to the scene at about 11 a.m., and continued to battle the fire into the evening. The roof burned through, compromising the structure. A number of fire companies from surrounding towns were called in for mutual aid.

The building was evacuated, and no one was injured in the fire. 

Ewing Avenue was closed as firefighters responded.

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