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Fire Inside South Jersey Industrial Plant

Firefighters help put out the flames at Resin Tech in West Berlin
Firefighters help put out the flames at Resin Tech in West Berlin (Chris Peters (@ChrisPetersPR) via Twitter)

A fire and several explosions rocked a ResinTech industrial manufacturing building in Camden County.

Fire at Resin Tech in West Berlin
Fire at Resin Tech in West Berlin (Sharon Rushen (@SharondaRush) via Twitter)

The single-level manufacturing plant is a division of Aires FilterWorks and located off Cooper Road in West Berlin next to the Diggertown USA and Sahara Sams amusement areas.

In a statement on their website, Resin Tech states that there were no injuries to employees. NBC Philadelphia reported that about two dozen people inside have been safely evacuated.

The company also said their corporate offices were not affected and that redundant facilities in both New Jersey and California will make the fire’s impact “minimal” to its customers .

Berlin Township Police Chief Leonard Check tells NBC Philadelphia that 5 fire companies responded to the 3-alarm fire.

The station reports that numerous solar panels on top of the building posed a problem to firefighters and that the roof has collapsed. Nearby parked tractor trailers also burned.

 

Brandon Moore VP of Ops for DiggerlandUSA & SaharaSams and owner/fire fighter Ilya Girlya helped put out the flames at Resin Tech in West Berlin
Brandon Moore VP of Ops for DiggerlandUSA & SaharaSams and owner/fire fighter Ilya Girlya helped put out the flames at Resin Tech in West Berlin (Chris Peters (@ChrisPetersPR) via Twitter)

There is a strong odor in the air in the immediate area which is not far from Route 73 according to the Courier Post which reports that Hazmat crews testing the air and water.

New Jersey Fast Traffic reports that Cooper Road is closed between Hopewell Road and Route 73.

 

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