Camden County

Smoky Fire Breaks Out at NJ Warehouse

A fire at the Johns Manville warehouse in Camden County sent smoke into the air Wednesday morning

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Thick smoke could be seen coming from a fire that burned for hours and damaged part of an insulation and manufacturing company’s warehouse in New Jersey.

The blaze broke out around 5:40 a.m. Wednesday at the Johns Manville warehouse on Grove Street in Berlin, Camden County. The company manufactures "premium-quality insulation, commercial roofing and fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications," according to its website.

No employees appeared to be seriously injured, Johns Manville spokesman Eric Brown told NBC10. Winslow Township police confirmed no one was hurt.

Firefighters from numerous agencies were called in to fight the blaze.

As SkyForce10 hovered over the scene, white smoke could be seen coming from the rooftop of the warehouse as firetrucks and other emergency vehicles pulled up to the scene. It wasn't clear what was going on inside the building, but Brown said that part of the plant was damaged.

Camden County hazmat crews responded to monitor air quality, police said.

The scene remained active through much of the morning.

"We will work with local authorities to determine the cause of the fire," Brown said.

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