The blaze it not expected to be totally extinguished until sometime Thursday May 18, 2023
May 18, 2023
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–South Brunswick Police Department reported that firefighters continue to work on a multi-alarm commercial building fire at 2 Progress Road. The fire has been going on for over 12 hours and over 200 firefighters from numerous fire departments have battled the blaze. The fire was originally seen on the roof of the commercial building but has spread into the warehouse. Firefighters have had to use heavy equipment to pull the contents of the warehouse apart in order to get to the deep-seated fire.
There were 15 employees in the building at the time the fire was reported, and all made it safely out. Numerous EMS units from around the area have also been on the scene.
In addition to fire and EMS units the Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management and South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management continue to work at the scene.
There is no impact on the community from the fire. The warehouse is located at the end of a dead-end street and all fire operations are off the roadway.
A further update will be provided later.
May 17, 2023
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–11:00 p.m. update: Over 150 firefighters continue to work at a commercial building fire in South Brunswick. Firefighters will be working throughout the night. The blaze is not expected to be totally extinguished till sometime on Thursday.
The fire is currently at 4-Alarms.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–South Brunswick Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting a fire at 2 Progress Road in a commercial building around 3:40 p.m. The first due fire chief reported a working fire on the roof of a large commercial building that was extending into the building. A second alarm was called for and multiple handlines, ladder pipes, etc., were placed in service to work on the fire. The Middlesex County Hazardous Materials team is at the scene. The fire is currently at 4-Alarms and reported contained. Fifteen workers were in the building at the time of the fire and safely evacuated. Further details to be provided as they become available.