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Fire at Primex Plastics in Garfield

By DAMIEN DANIS, Senior Correspondent | June 17, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 061721107

GARFIELD, NJ - On June 17th, the Garfield Vol. Fire Department was alerted at 4:27 P.M. for a structure fire at Primex Plastics, located at 65 River Drive. Police officers observed a large column of smoke coming from the building. On arrival, fire companies located a fire that was started from a cell phone site on the roof of a two-story portion of the building, which had extended to the main building. Several mutual aid units were requested to the scene due to the roof being on fire and the occupancy of the building. Once power was secured to the cell phone site, the fire was quickly extinguished. Mutual aid from Saddle Brook, Wallington, Passaic Clifton, Elmwood Park and Paramus assisted on the scene along with the Saddle Brook VAC Fire Rehab unit, while companies from Maywood, Lodi, Rochelle Park and Moonachie covered.

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