A four story apartment building in Bound Brook, New Jersey is burning out of control at this hour (9:42 PM EST) with fire crews calling in a FIFTH ALARM.
The fire, in Somerset County New Jersey, started less than an hour ago and has not stopped growing. The fire broke out on East Main Street near Mountain Avenue shortly before 8 p.m. Photos and video showed roaring flames consuming a building in the borough’s downtown commercial district. A scalable map below shows the area:
The fire is so intense, it is actually being picked up by National Weather Service RADAR!!!!
9:15 pm: Radar animation of a large commercial fire in the Bound Brook area (loop begins at 7:52 pm). The correlation coefficient (bottom right panel) is very low, indicating the radar echoes are not precipitation. pic.twitter.com/cEC6hSS6cj— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) January 13, 2020
"This is a disastrous fire that is very difficult to contain and has the potential to spread to all nearby structures," police said.
UPDATE 10:12 PM EST --
Multiple buildings now involved after multiple EXPLOSIONS. Electricity is out for the ENTIRE town:
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