- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A gas main fire in southern New Jersey is out after it burned for more than eight hours.

South Jersey Gas says the fire ignited around 1:45 p.m. Thursday in Egg Harbor Township when a live electric wire came in contact a guardrail, which carried the current to an 8-inch gas main.

The fire shut down a street near the Garden State Parkway, forced nearby residents and businesses to evacuate and caused power outages.

The blaze was eventually contained around 10 p.m.

No injuries were reported.


Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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