Smokey Mulch Fire Forces NJ Evacuations

Homes were evacuated Saturday in the vicinity of a New Jersey recycling center where firefighters battled a mulch fire, authorities said.

The fire at the West Orange Environmental Center on Mount Pleasant Avenue started at about 2 p.m. and firefighters were still battling the smokey fire six hours later, according to fire officials.

There was no mandatory evacuation, but people left their homes because of the thick smoke, fire officials said. No injuries were reported.

There was no available information about damage to the recycling center. 

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