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  • Almost 1,000 Firefighters, More Than 150 Companies Fought North Brunswick Warehouse Blaze
    Updated On: Oct 11, 2018
    A massive blaze at a warehouse in North Brunswick can be seen from the nearby Northeast Corridor railroad tracks. Photo by: Patti Sapone.

    August 4, 2015

    NJ.com - NORTH BRUNSWICK - Demonstrating in eye-popping numbers the scale of July's North Brunswick warehouse fire, the county said almost 960 firefighters from 157 fire companies responded to the five-day blaze. 

    The county fire marshal said in a report released Monday that a tanker task force put 7.2 million gallons of water on the 1600 Livingston Ave. fire, and that 237 fire trucks and other apparatus responded. 

    Firefighters battled the blaze for five days, beginning early in the morning on July 22. About 200 people were evacuated, but eventually returned home.

    There's still no word on what caused the five-alarm warehouse blaze. About 500,000 pounds of plastic went up, as well as linoleum, carpets and car parts. 

    A full list of agencies that responded is below. 

    Atlantic County

    1  Air National Guard 177th
    2  Bargaintown
    3  Elwood
    4  Landisville
    5  Laureldale
    6  Port Republic 

    Bergen County

    1 East Rutherford Fire Dept.
    2 Elmwood Park Fire Dept.
    3 Fairlawn Fire Dept.
    4 Little Ferry Fire Dept.
    5 Paramus Fire Dept.
    6  Wood Ridge Fire Dept.
    7  Wood Ridge Fire Dept.

    Hunterdon County 

    1  Annandale Hose Co. No. 1
    2  Franklin Township Fire Dept.
    3  Kingwood Township Fire Dept.
    4  Lebanon Borough Volunteer Fire Co.
    5  Lebanon Township Volunteer Fire Dept.
    6  Oldwick Fire Co.
    7  Quakertown Fire Co.

    Mercer County

    1  Decou Hose Company
    2  East Windsor Fire Dept.
    3  Prospect Heights Fire Dept.
    4  Highstown Fire Dept.
    5  Pennington Fire Dept.
    6  Princeton Fire Dept.
    7  Slackwood Fire Dept.
    8  Upper Makefield Township PA-Washington Crossing
    9  West Trenton Fire Dept.
    10  West Windsor Fire Dept.
    11  Colonial Fire Dept.
    12  Hopewell Fire Dept.
    13  Union-Titusville Fire Dept. 


    Middlesex County

    1  Carteret
    2  Cranbury
    3  Dunellen
    4  East Brunswick Fire Dist. # 1
    5  East Brunswick Fire Dist. # 3-Brookview
    6  East Brunswick Fire Dist. # 2-East Brunswick Ind. Fire Co.
    7  Edison
    8  Helmetta
    9  Highland Park
    10  Jamesburg
    11  Kingston
    12  Metuchen Fire Dept.
    13  Middlesex Borough Fire Dept.
    14  Milltown Fire Dept.
    15  Monmouth Junction Fire Dist. # 2
    16  Monroe Fire Dist. # 2-Applegarth
    17  Monroe Fire Dist. # 3-Central Monroe
    18  New Brunswick Fire Dept.
    19  North Brunswick Fire Co. # 1
    20  North Brunswick Fire Co. # 2
    21  North Brunswick Fire Co. # 3
    22  Old Bridge Fire Dist. # 1-Laurence Harbor
    23  Old Bridge Fire Dist. #2 - Cheesequake Fire Dept.
    24  Perth Amboy Fire Dept.
    25  Piscataway-Arbor Hose
    26  Piscataway-New Market
    27  Piscataway-North Stelton
    28  Piscataway-Possumtown
    29  Plainsboro Fire Dept.
    30  Sayreville Fire Dept. 
    31  South Amboy
    32  South Brunswick-Kendall Park
    33  South Old Bridge Fire Dept.
    34  South Plainfield
    35  South River Fire Dept.
    36  Spotswood Fire Dept.
    37  Woodbridge Fire Dist. # 1
    38  Woodbridge Fire Dist. # 9-Iselin Fire Dept.
    39  Woodbridge-Colonia
    40  Woodbridge-Hopelawn
    41  Woodbridge-Keasbey
    42  Squibb Fire Bridgade
    43  Middlesex County Hazardous Materials Unit
    44  Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management 

    Monmouth County

    1  Adelphia Fire Dept.
    2  Atlantic Highlands Fire Dept.
    3  Cliffwood Fire Dept. -Aberdeen Township
    4  Colts Neck Fire Dept.
    5  Freehold Township Fire Co. # 1
    6  Glendola Fire Dept.
    7  Hazlet-North Centerville Fire Dept.
    8  Highlands Fire Dept.
    9  Howell South Fire Dept.
    10  Keansburg Fire Dept.
    11  Long Branch Fire Dept.
    12  Manalapan Fire Dept.
    13  Marlboro Fire Dept.
    14  Matawan Fire Dept.
    15  Middletown Fire Dept.
    16  Millstone Fire Dept.
    17  Ramtown Fire Dept.
    18  Tinton Falls Fire Dept.
    19  Union Beach Fire Dept.
    20  West Long Branch Fire Dept.

    Morris County

    1  Boonton Township Volunteer Fire Dept.
    2  Chester Fire Dept.
    3  Flanders Fire Co. # 1
    4  Huntington Fire Dept.
    5  Jefferson Fire Dept.
    6  Lincoln Park Fire Dept.
    7  Mine Hill Fire Dept.
    8  Mount Tabor Volunteer Fire Department
    9  Mt Arlington Fire Dept.
    10  New Vernon Volunteer Fire Dept.
    11  Randolph Township Fire Dept.
    12  Roxbury Fire Dept.

    Ocean County

    1  Pinewald Pioneer Fire Co.
    2  Ridgeway Fire Dept.
    3  Waretown Fire Dept.
    4  West Tuckerton Fire Dept.
    5  Whitesville Fire Dept.

    Somerset County

    1  Bernardsville Fire Dept.
    2  Bound Brook Fire Dept.
    3  Far Hills-Bedminster Fire Dept.
    4  Finderne Fire Dept.
    5  Flagtown Fire Dept.
    6  Franklin-Community Fire Dept.
    7  Franklin-East Franklin Fire Dept.
    8  Franklin-Elizabeth Avenue Fire Dept.
    9  Franklin-Franklin Park Fire Dept.
    10  Franklin-Little Rocky Hill Fire Dept.
    11  Franklin-Middlebush Fire Dept.
    12  Griggstown Fire Dept.
    13  Hillsborough Fire Co. # 1
    14  Hillsborough Fire Co. # 2
    15  Manville Fire Dept.
    16  Montgomery Fire Co. # 2
    17  Montgomery Fire Dept.
    18  Neshanic Fire Dept.
    19  North Branch Fire Dept.
    20  Somerset Fire Dept.
    21  Somerville Fire Dept.

    Sussex County

    1  Fredon Fire Dept.
    2  Hampton Township Fire Dept.
    3  Mcafee Fire Dept.
    4  Montague Fire Dept.
    5  Sandyston Fire Dept.
    6  Stillwater Fire Dept.
    7  Sussex Fire Dept.

    Union County

    1  Berkeley Heights Fire Dept.
    2  Elizabeth Fire Dept.
    3  Garwood Fire Dept.
    4  Kenilworth Fire Dept.
    5  Linden Fire Dept.
    6  Rahway Fire Dept.
    7  Summit Fire Dept.
    8  Union Fire Dept.

    Warren County

    1  Allamuchy Fire Dept.
    2  Franklin Township Fire Dept.
    3  Huntington Fire Dept. -Pohatcong Township
    4  Tri County Fire Dept.
    5  Washington Borough Fire Dept. 

    This article appeared on NJ.com authored by Brian Amaral.
    http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2015/08/almost_1000_firefighters_more_than_100_companies_r.html


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