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Published on June 05, 2024
Columbus Pallet Yard Fire Subdued After Escalating to Four Alarms, No Injuries ReportedSource: Unsplash/ Hermes Rivera

A substantial blaze that ignited at Tommy's Pallet Yard in Columbus, New Jersey, was brought under control in the early hours of Tuesday morning. According to CBS News Philadelphia, the fire began just before 9 p.m. on Monday and was eventually subdued by firefighters after it escalated to four alarms.

Helicopter footage from the scene on Monday night showcased several trailers and piles of wood pallets engulfed in flames. Despite the intensity of a flames, no injuries have been reported in connection to the incident. Crews continued to work through the remnants, separating the still-smoldering debris and rubble, which is expected to burn out without further intervention, as 6abc reported.

The containment of the fire at the pallet supply company was confirmed to have been achieved around 2:45 a.m. Fire departments from multiple jurisdictions collaborated to bring the blaze under control and to prevent it from spreading further. Investigators are currently looking into the cause of the fire, which remains undetermined at this stage.

Tommy's Pallet Yard, situated on Route 206 in Columbus, is known for supplying wooden pallets typically used for shipping and storing goods. While this incident has disrupted its operations, the full extent of the damage to the business and the surrounding properties is still being assessed.