Utility Plant Catches Fire

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Philadelphia Fire Department assisted New Jersey fire departments who responded to a fire in Burlington City. (Published Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014)

    Fire and emergency crews from New Jersey and Philadelphia were called to the scene of a fire that moved through the PSE&G station in Burlington City.

    The vacant station, an electrical plant that was once used to generate gas and distillate oil, is located at 901 West Broad Street, right along the river.

    A witness says he was on his way to the bank with his mom when he saw smoke barreling out of the building.

    "I told my mom, you have two choices -- go to the bank or follow this fire," said James Crean.

    Multiple fire engines were called to the scene and the Philadelphia Fire Department dispatched one of their fire boats to assist in putting out the blaze.

    The fire started around 2:30 p.m. and was placed under control early Wednesday evening.

    No one was injured in the blaze.

    Officials continue to investigate the cause.