Somerville Rescue Rehab Task Force Responded
HILLSBOROUGH - Firefighters responded to a fire inside Pretium Packaging located off Roycefield Road on Monday.
The two-alarm fire was reported at approximately 12:39 p.m. at the building located on Cougar Court. Everyone inside the building were able to exit safely and there were no injuries reported, police said. The fire was reported as being under control by 1:19 p.m.
According to police, an oil line for a bottle capping machine had broken. The leaking oil then caught fire, which was quickly contained and extinguished.
All of the oil that was leaked from the machine was quickly contained and poses no threat to ground water or the environment, police said.
While there was significant smoke and water damage to the building, it was not condemned or deemed uninhabitable. The fire, which is not believed to be suspicious, is being investigated by township police along with the township Fire Safety Bureau.
Those responding to the fire include township fire companies 36, 37 and 38, township Emergency Medical Services Unit 79, the township's Office of Emergency Management, the township's building department and the Somerset County Hazardous Materials Unit.
Pretium Packaging operates a subsidiary, Tri-Delta Plastics, Inc., at the location, according to Bloomberg, designing and making plastics for the packaging industry, including bottles and caps.
The fire was about a half-mile from the site of a massive blaze that destroyed two, 240,000-square-foot warehouses in March.
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