What to Know
- A fire broke out Tuesday at the same NJ paper mill that was gutted by a seven-alarm inferno late last month
- The blaze was reported at Marcal Paper Mills, on Market Street in Elmwood Park, around 11 a.m. Tuesday; no injuries were reported
- Tuesday's blaze was not thought to be connected to the January disaster that scorched the iconic plant
A fire broke out Tuesday at the sprawling New Jersey paper mill that was devastated by a seven-alarm inferno less than a month ago, leaving hundreds upon hundreds without work and much of the campus destroyed.
The blaze started in one of the Marcal Paper Mills buildings that wasn't damaged in the late-January fire around 11 a.m. Authorities believe the fire was electrical in nature; it started in a building that dries paper pulp before it's made into paper. Power was being provided by a generator at the time the blaze erupted.
Chopper 4 showed a number of fire trucks and emergency vehicles at the scene, the charred remnants of the buildings destroyed in the January fire still nearby. No injuries were reported.
Tuesday's blaze was not thought to be connected to the January disaster that scorched the iconic plant. It took firefighters more than 12 hours to douse that fire, which totally engulfed the mill and sent smoke and flames billowing into the air that could be seen for miles.
No injuries were reported in that case either, but 500 people lost their jobs.