New Jersey Apartment Building Explodes into Flames

New Jersey Apartment Building Explodes into Flames
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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:

 

Video Below:

 

The fire is so intense, it is actually being picked up by National Weather Service RADAR!!!!

 

"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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    Guy Aul · 14 days ago
    Urban renewal? Chicago's Madison Street comes to mind, having being there. One never knows how the money flows...all sorts of possibilities. 3 people I know got killed when the home they rented blew up due to gas leak (failed regulator). This was an older section of Chicago...Infrastructure not being maintained by the gas company.
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    Gifford Rodine · 14 days ago
    Quote from bin laden, "Fire is the cheapest weapon." Be aware of your neighbors and surroundings at all times. Notice unusual patterns of behavior.
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    John Robert Mallernee · 15 days ago
    Could the explosions be the result of an accident in a homemade methamphetamine laboratory?

    Could those popping noises be small arms ammunition cooking off?

    I doubt it's due to terrorism or sabotage, as what would be the point?
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      Joe Williams · 14 days ago
      Hey john. Here in the south , when a meth lab catches on fire. Us responding firefighters. , call it ...," methed out hillbillys trying to be chemist's".
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    Joe Williams · 15 days ago
    Being a firefighter. I can tell you this is bad. In this type of fire, you have convection and radiating heat, different types. There is no telling how old the structures are. The older the wood, the less resistant to fire and heat. I sincerely hope all tenants with or without pets made it out and very far from the smoke,because it in itself will put a person down quick.
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    MakeReady · 15 days ago
    No coincidences ..........not todays menu.....although....some of those old buildings are probably just sitting there ready to burn.....and too built so close to other fire traps ........just time.
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    Charles Yearwood · 15 days ago
    Who wants to bet this is no accident? I smell sabotage, not just plain old arson.