3-Alarm Fire At Inactive PSEG Building Out; Burlington Residents Advised To Shelter In Place
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BURLINGTON, NJ (CBS) – Crews responded to the scene of a fire in Burlington, NJ on Wednesday.
According to PSEG, a small oil fire started at a building that is being demolished. It is not an active plant and has not been in operation for more than a decade.
Smoke could be seen from the building located on 901 West Broad Street.
“We have requested a boat, a pumper boat to come in from Philadelphia so we can use the water from the river to put out the fire. We have also scheduled and requested some foam,” Mayor of Burlington Brian Carlin said.
The Burlington County Bridge Commission Police Department said to expect delays on the bridge due to the blaze.
Shortly after 9 p.m., PSEG said the fire has subsided and crews remains on scene. There is no threat to the local area or river and air quality continues to be monitored and remains safe.
PSEG says non-essential travel should be avoided and residents should continue to stay indoors and shelter in place this evening. Normal daily operations are expected to resume early tomorrow morning.
No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.