- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (AP) - A large fire at an industrial park in central New Jersey has closed down a major roadway and sent clouds of black smoke billowing into the sky.

A stretch of Route 206 is closed in Hillsborough Thursday afternoon and smoke from the fire at Veterans Industrial Park can be seen for miles.

No injuries have been reported, but witnesses say they’ve heard explosions that shook the ground and rattled windows.

A main warehouse at the site appeared to be completely destroyed.

MyCentralJersey.com reports (https://mycj.co/1QYXWC4 ) that the industrial park was formerly the Somerville National Defense depot where 2,800 tons of mercury were stored.



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