Long-Burning NJ Warehouse May Not Have to Be Razed

The fire started last Wednesday.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    As a New Jersey warehouse fire rages for a second straight day, nearby residents are concerned over air quality despite assurances by officials the air was safe. Katy Tur reports

    Firefighters have found a surprise after getting a weeklong fire under control in a New Jersey warehouse: The building may not need to be razed.      

    Elizabeth Fire Chief Thomas McNamara tells The Star-Ledger that about one-third of the five-story, 2 million-square foot building was damaged. But the rest was unaffected in the chemical-fueled blaze.      

    He says the insurance company is debating whether to demolish the building in an historic industrial area.      

    NJ Warehouse Fire Rages for 2nd Day

    [NY] NJ Warehouse Fire Rages for 2nd Day
    For a second day, firefighters in northern New Jersey on Thursday battled a huge warehouse fire that created thick plumes of black smoke visible from miles away, including from the New Jersey Turnpike. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.

    The fire has been burning since last week, but firefighters say it's now under control. It's not clear when it can be put out entirely.