Inferno destroys business in South Jersey

May 31, 2008 7:14:06 AM PDT
Authorities in Atlantic County battled a massive fire on the White Horse Pike in Hammonton.The fire raged for hours, consuming Universal Supply Inc., located on the White Horse Pike and Old Egg Harbor Road.

The company manufactured windows , shutters and sliding doors at its Hammonton location.

Hammonton firefighters arrived to find flames shooting from the building.

Investigators say the building had no sprinklers. Water trucks had to rush extra water to the scene to help firefighters who only one hydrant to work from.

No word yet on what sparked the blaze. No injuries were reported.

100 people worked at the Hammonton business.

A family started Universal Supply, Inc. in 1965.


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