Transformer Fire Worries NJ Residents

From NJ.com:

By Anthony J. Machcinski / The Jersey Journal

North Bergen (NJ) – A small fire near a local recycling facility in North Bergen has nearby residents concerned about their safety.

The fire occurred around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at an underground transformer in front of the Eagle Recycling facility on Dell Avenue near 48th Street.

According to North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue (NHRF&R) officials, the fire was caused by a short to the transformer and was extinguished within 20 minutes.

Power was shut off to the immediate area until about 2 a.m. yesterday while public service employees repaired the transformer, officials said. Although the fire occurred in front of the building, NHRF&R officials said ¬Ąthat Eagle Recycling was not to blame for the fire.

However, despite that disclaimer, local residents are angry over what they call “yet another” incident at the facility.

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