New Jersey

Crews Battle Fire at Pennsauken Twp. Auto Body Shop

Firefighters battled a massive fire at an auto body shop in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey. 

The four-alarm fire started Wednesday shortly after 6 p.m. in one of the maintenance bays at Precision Plus Auto Repair on Haddonfield Road and New York Avenue.

"The smoke was completely black," said Alison Estilow who lives across the street from the building. "The smell of it was disgusting." 

Officials say 70 firefighters and 27 fire companies responded to the blaze. By the time they arrived the building was fully involved.

"There was a slight delay in the alerting of the fire department because the occupants of the building were trying to extinguish the fire themselves," said Pennsauken Fire Department Chief Joseph Palumbo.

Firefighters were eventually able to bring the flames under control shortly after 8 p.m. No injuries were reported.

Officials continue to investigate the cause.

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