What to Know
- No one was hurt in the blaze at the 1-million-square-foot facility with more than 2,000 employees, Amazon's largest NJ fulfillment center
- A spokesperson said the building was evacuated out of an abundance of caution
- It came two days after Prime Day, which Amazon says was its biggest shopping event in history
A fire broke out in Amazon's largest New Jersey fulfillment center -- a 1-million-square-foot facility with more than 2,000 employees in Carteret -- on Thursday, prompting a precautionary evacuation, the company said.
A spokesperson said the building was evacuated out of an abundance of caution and no injuries were reported.
"The safety of our employees is our top priority," the spokesperson said. "We appreciate all the efforts of our local first responders."
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Authorities responded to the three-alarm blaze at the Middlesex Avenue facility shortly before 11 a.m. It's not clear where the fire broke out, and it wasn't immediately known if there was any significant damage.
Chopper 4 showed a number of fire trucks and emergency vehicles at the scene.
The facility opened in April.
The fire comes two days after Prime Day, which Amazon said was its biggest shopping event in history. The company didn't provide specific numbers on total sales.