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7 Alarms Working in New Jersey

Fire is Contained

A LARGE FIRE IN AN ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY, auto body and repair shop quickly escalated to seven alarms Tuesday morning.  The fire was discovered around 4:30 am at the Portugeses Auto Repair and Express Trailer Repair shop and brought units from throughout Union County as well as from Newark and two FDNY ladder companies from Staten Island.

Fox News

While the fire was easily contained, it burned ferociously from the many fuel and gas containers in the building.  The wood truss roof was also a hazard for the firefighters keeping them out of the building.

Star-Ledger / O'Boyle

This is still a working incident and no further information is yet available, although the fire is out except for the hot spots at the time of this posting.  There has been no early suggestion of what caused the fire.

The Telegraph has posted this raw video of the fire:


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