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Multi-Alarm Fire Tears Through Auto Body Shop in Jersey City

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

Jersey City Firefighters battled an early-morning fire that escalated into several alarms at an autobody shop in the city. 

According to preliminary information, at approximately 12:20 a.m, firefighters were dispatched to 1 Colgate after receiving multiple reports of a fire inside a large building. 

Upon arrival, firefighters found thick smoke coming from the rear of the structure with flames exiting from the roof of the building. 

Crews made entry into the building, but deteriorating conditions forced firefighters out. Flames pushed from the structure while firefighters searched for the fire’s seat.

A ‘surrounded and drown’ operation was conducted for much of the process.

The fire was brought under control before 3:30 a.m., with the cause under investigation.

Officials reported no injuries.