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Edison DPW Garage Burns to the Ground, Nothing Left

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EDISON, NJ – The four-alarm blaze called in firehouses across Edison and from Metuchen last night around 10 p.m. to confront yet another fire at the Edison Department of Public Works garage off New Durham Road.

Friday morning, firefighters were waiting for the gas company to turn off the main gas line that feeds the complex to extinguish small fire pockets that are still burning. The gas lines were turned off around 8:45 a.m. this morning.

Explosions were heard from residential areas near the complex as flames engulfed the building last night. The building contained township vehicles, tires and other equipment.

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The cause of the fire is still under investigation. There is no estimate to the total cost of damages at this time.

This is only eight months after a garbage truck caught fire at the same location for a total loss and severely damaged a second truck. It has been reported this may be the fourth fire at an Edison DPW facility in less than three years, and it comes on the heels of the fire which totally gutted Edison’s James Monroe Elementary School.

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