Fire caused $52M in damage; New Jersey town says new rules will prevent another arson

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  • Published: 03/03/2020 12:00 AM

Developers who are looking to build new projects in Bound Brook will now have to pay for increased security measures at construction sites after a destructive Main Street fire in January that investigators have said was purposefully set. The borough committee last week unanimously passed the new ordinance, which will be added to its construction code, that will require developers to have 360-degree motion detectors and video surveillance, along with a physical security guard, on-site at all times once there are flammable materials, like wood, at the property. “Because of the fire, I felt it was very important to tighten up security at the building construction sites,” said Mayor Robert Fazen. The new ordinance, which was drafted by the mayor, comes about a month after a seven-alarm fire destroyed two apartment buildings that were under construction and two other buildings on Main Street on Jan. 12.


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