Police & Fire

Large Fire on Train Line in Plainfield Extinguished

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A large fire at Plainfield Metal Recycling impacted NJ Transit trains Friday morning. Credits: Guy Kipp
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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A large fire was extinguished Friday morning at Plainfield Metal Recycling in the city's West End.

According to Breaking News Network (BNN), the two-alarm fire at 1300 S. Second St. adjacent to the Raritan Valley Line railroad tracks has caused commanders at the scene to advise that "the Raritan Valley NJ transit line must slow to a crawl or stop entirely."

No further delays due to the fire were reported after it was put out.

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Fire companies from nearby towns Westfield, Cranford, Rahway, Summit and North Plainfield responded to the blaze, which created the need for master streams to be in operation in attempts to douse the fire.

Union County Hazmat was also at the scene of the blaze. There was heavy fire and smoke, according to BNN, shortly after 9:30 a.m.

Shortly after 10 a.m., an authority from the Plainfield Police Department told TAP into Plainfield that the fire was contained. Fire companies remained on the scene, however, and its cause remained under investigation.

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