Pennsylvania

Firefighters Battle Thick Smoke, Flames at Pennco Tech School in New Jersey

The fire started at the Pennco Tech building on 99 Erial Road in Blackwood, New Jersey

Firefighters battled thick, black smoke and flames rising from a New Jersey technical school late Monday afternoon.

The fire started at the Pennco Tech building on 99 Erial Road in Blackwood, New Jersey, shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday. SkyForce10 was over the scene as smoke and flames rose from the roof.

All employees and students were evacuated from the area.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control shortly before 5 p.m. No injuries were reported.

The fire damaged the roof and interior of the building. Erial Road was closed to traffic.

Officials said the fire is not suspicious though the New Jersey State Fire Marshal's Office and Camden County Fire Marshal's Office continue to investigate the cause.

Pennco Tech is a technical school offering career training in automotive technology, medical assisting, air conditioning and heating and pharmacy technical training.

In addition to Blackwood, the school has another location in Bristol, Pennsylvania.

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