NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Firefighters from four towns responded to a report of a structure fire at Linde, at 100 Ryder Way, according to New Providence Fire Chief Mike Piana.
He said the fire department was dispatched at 11:36 a.m., today, April 20. When firefighters entered the building, they found smoke coming from one of the rooms in the facility.
The incident commander moved the fire up to a second alarm and firefighters from New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Chatham Township and Summit came to the scene. They searched the building, and, after investigating "could not find the cause of the smoke conditions," said Piana. The smoke had dissipated.
EMS units were standing by with two ambulances.
While searching one lab, firefighters thought the lab "had a funny smell in it," Union County HazMat responded and metered the room. They found nothing, the chief said. "Everything was normal" and the fire department turned the building back to the manager. The scene was cleared at 2:36 p.m.
Firefighters and equipment from Mountainside, Fanwood and Scotch Plains were in the New Providence firehouse, protecting the town, Piana said.
There was no one in the building at the time the alarm sounded, Piana said.