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Friday, February 10, 2012

[Updated] Pre-dawn multi-alarm fire in Plainfield

View from New Street and Orchard Place toward West 2nd.

News helicopters arrived moments later, see white dot at upper center of picture.

Smoke drifted eastward over Central Avenue, making visibility poor.

Eyewitness News (Ch 7) is first with story and pictures online. See links below.
Eyewitness News (Ch 7) has a story up as of 7:04 AM (see here), plus a picture gallery (see here). Ledger story up at 7:44 AM (see here); Courier story up at 8:18 AM (see here).

Plainfield's Fire Division responded to a pre-dawn fire on West 2nd Street as I was out getting the papers this morning.

A huge cloud of smoke drifted eastward, fogging the street as far away as the Bilingual Day Care Center.

Police and equipment blocked the streets and the closest I was able to get was on New Street, a half-block from the fire. News helicopters arrived as I was able to get a few pictures.

Besides Plainfield firefighters, I saw a North Plainfield rig on standby.

When I got home, News 4 already had some live helicopter coverage on the morning news.

News 4 had live helicopter coverage a little after 6 AM.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

The family that lives there are hoarders...I hope no one was trapped inside!

Keeping It Real said...

Sorry to hear about the fire, but amazingly, this is the only type of news coverage Plainfield ever gets, negative coverage!

Thundaar said...

At 2:20 pm still smoldering...fireman still using water on what is left of building.

Anonymous said...

After seeing the News reports How could the city allow all the fences and garbage on the property.

Anonymous said...

To 1:06pm - More like what kind of people keep garbage and trash like that. Would love for them to go to another city.