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Afternoon Blaze Rips Through Scotch Plains Gas Station

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Scotch Plains NJ - At around 2:30 P.M. on April 28th Scotch Plains fire fighters were dispatched to 2239 North Avenue on a report of a truck fire at the Lukoil Gas Station. Additional information was received by dispatch that the building catching fire. Upon arrival units found heavy fire in a 1 story garage in the rear of the gas station, and several vehicles on the outside burning. A second alarm was transmitted bringing in mutual aid from Westfield, Linden, Roselle, and Plainfield to assist Scotch Plains fire fighters in battling the blaze.

Several handlines and two ladder pipes operated for almost an hour to bring the fire under control. No injuries were reported at the scene. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The Union County Haz-Mat Unit responded to the scene to contain runoff from the fire as well as secure oil drums located inside the garage.

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ADAM ALBERTISenior Correspondent

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