Firefighters battle blaze at New Jersey industrial plant

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Firefighters were called to a multi-alarm fire at an industrial plant in Deerfield Township, New Jersey on Tuesday afternoon.

At about 1 p.m., firefighters were called to the 700 block of Lebanon Road for the fire at the F&S Produce Company's industrial frozen production facility.

According to a statement from Colin Turner, the company's chief operating officer, all of the employees were evacuated from the facility without injury.

"Fire rescue is currently on the scene and continuing to battle the blaze and we are grateful for their efforts during this devasting event," Turner said.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Turner said the management team will assess the damage and will work to place employees in alternate positions at another plant.

"We would like to thank our community for their outpouring of concern and support at this time," he said.

Officials on scene said they had to get water from local farmer's wells, and water trucks were coming back and forth from the scene bringing water.

"We're grateful that there have been just that one injury, and we are here to support our local business," said Abby O'Brien, who is on the Deerfield township committee.

At least 25 neighboring towns came to help.
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