Commercial Business Fire Causes Residents to Evacuate

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November 22nd, 2023

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On September 24th, firefighters were called to a three-alarm blaze at a South River, New Jersey building. Flames poured out of the windows of the building, sending billowing plumes of smoke into the air. The business owners heard a loud explosion, causing them to evacuate immediately and call 911. The fire quickly spread to the second-floor apartments, displacing several families who lost almost everything.

commercial business fire causes evacuation

It is still unclear how the fire started and the scene continues to be under investigation. The American Red Cross of New Jersey will provide support to the displaced families, offering assistance with accommodations, meals, and clothing. Authorities evacuated all nearby businesses while dozens of fire crews and multiple fire trucks arrived to help extinguish the fire which lasted through the night.

Multiply crews respond to Main Street fire in South River.

Risk Logic provides property loss prevention inspections to help prevent these types of fires at commercial buildings and other types of businesses. Contact us to schedule an inspection for your business. Our consultants can assist with any type and size of commercial property. We will complete an inspection report customized to meet your company’s requirements. Risk Logic offers clients a personalized report through its versatile reporting platform. Please contact us for property loss and fire prevention inspections for your buildings. 

The building and apartments pictured above before the fire.