Sayreville fire – multi-alarm blaze ravages a strip mall
A three-alarm fire Wednesday morning destroyed several businesses in a Sayreville shopping center.
Sayreville Police say several police, fire and Emergency Medical Service crews on scene at the fire are now working on overhaul operations. The building sustained "substantial damage" and the pizza store and liquor store are both considered total losses.
CBS New York reports that there were issues with water pressure as fire fighters tried to bring the fire under control."We did not have enough water to be able to put out this fire,” Fire Chief Vincent Waranowicz said. “We just kept losing pressure, we don’t know why. We don’t know if there’s ice in the line, we don’t know if there’s something with the line itself. We actually had to shut down the roadway to be able to get a hydrant on a different system.”
The fire is believed to have started in the nail salon according to NJ.com.
Many of the business owners are at the plaza assessing damage as a contractor is on site to help board up windows start repairs. Police are asking customers of the plaza retailers to stay away as the area is not completely secure.Borough officials are on site to help streamline the process of reopening their business.
Main Street is closed between White Oaks Drive and the Main Street Extentsion; Washington Street has picked up extra volume as a result of the closure. Police cannot estimate how long the road will stay closed.
News 12 New Jersey reports that besides the liquor store and nail salon the shopping center includes a Quick Chek and a dry cleaner, nail salon, pizza shop, liquor store and a hairdresser.
Police say no injuries have been reported. Sayreville Police and the Middlesex County Fire Marshall are investigating the fire.
- Several Businesses Destroyed In Sayreville Strip Mall Fire / CBS New York
- Fire rips through Sayreville strip mall / News 12 New Jersey
- Firefighters battling blaze at Main Street strip mall in Sayreville / NJ.com