Saddle Brook Firefighters Battled Factory Blaze Into Early Tuesday Morning
Firefighters waited for hours, standing by as the fire grew, before PSE&G arrived on the scene to shut down live power lines, Mayor Karen Chamberlain said.
Saddle Brook firefighters spent hours during the brunt of Hurricane Sandy battling a fire at an abandoned toy factory on Fifth Street between Victor Street and Hillside Avenue.
The blaze broke out around 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Amloid toy factory, but crews weren't able to fight it full bore until hours later because of live power and gas lines at the fire scene. PSE&G, which was summoned to cut the power but had pulled its workers off the roads due to the storm, remained unreachable for four hours, Saddle Brook Mayor Karen Chamberlain said.
By the time Public Service did arrive, the fire had grown considerably and engulfed the building. Crews weren't able to get the blaze under control until early Tuesday morning. Chamberlain said she planned to speak with PSE&G about its delayed response.
More details to come about this fire on Wednesday. Stay tuned.