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AFTERMATH: Bound Brook Recovers From Massive Fire

Residents shared photos of the blaze on social media.
Residents shared photos of the blaze on social media. Photo Credit: Hayley McHendry for Daily Voice

A seven-alarm fire tore through downtown Bound Brook Sunday night.

The blaze broke out just before 8 p.m. in an unoccupied pair of buildings under construction on East Main Street near Mountain Avenue in the commercial district.

Firefighters continued to douse hot spots into Monday morning.

Several streets were closed and some residents remained without power morning, prompting a two-hour school delay.

One firefighter suffered a sprained ankle but otherwise, no injuries were reported.

Neighbors said it was a matter of seconds before flames consumed the structures.

"This is a disastrous fire that is very difficult to contain and has the potential to spread to all nearby structures," Bound Brook police said.

A Bound Brook fire climbed to seven alarms Sunday night.

Patrick Porawski for Daily Voice

Hundreds of people gathered on local streets as the massive blaze lit up the night.

Siarra Stickle for Daily Voice

The blaze could be seen several miles away and left nearly half of the town's PSE&G customers without power as of 10:30 p.m.

Service on NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line was suspended between Bridgewater and Dunellen in both directions, with bus service as substitute transportation.

A seven-alarm fire tore through downtown Bound Brook Sunday night.

Siarra Stickle for Daily Voice

The blaze broke out just before 8 p.m. in an unoccupied complex under construction on East Main Street near Mountain Avenue in the commercial district.

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