Police & Fire

Fire Temporarily Evacuates Brunswick Square Mall

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Shoppers at Brunswick Square Mall were temporarily evacuated this morning as the East Brunswick Fire Department responded to reports of smoke and flames rising from the roof of Macy's.

After arriving on the scene, fire personnel determined that the fire was contained to a solar panel on the roof of the local department store. The fire was extinguished by approximately 11:12 a.m. and did not extend to other areas of the roof. According to information released by the East Brunswick Police Department, the immediate area of the roof where the fire was contained sustained damage as did the floors directly beneath the flames.

The entire mall was initially evacuated of all shoppers and staff. However, after fire department personnel determined that the fire was contained to Macy's and that the rest of the stores in the Brunswick Square Mall were safe, the mall with the exception of the Macy's wing, was reopened.

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By 12:25 p.m., employees and shoppers were allowed to return to the Macy's wing though Macy's remained closed as the East Brunswick Fire Department, township inspectors as well as mall personnel assessed the damage to the store.

East Brunswick's Fire Department District 1, District 2 and District 3 all responded to the Macy's fire along with EMS personnel from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

There weren't any reports of injuries relating to the mid-morning fire.

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