A Camden County firefighter was injured on Sunday while investigating an incident involving an underground electrical issue by a Dunkin'.
Officials in Camden said one firefighter sustained non-life-threatening injuries when he came in contact with an electrical box at a Dunkin' on the unit block of South Broadway Street.
The firefighter was transported to Cooper University Hospital for his injuries.
Smoke was seen coming from a manhole near the Dunkin' around noon.
Officials say a fire was emanating from the manhole cover of an underground electrical unit below the coffee shop.
According to officials, the underground conduit became energized and caused a power surge. That caused an electrical panel at the Dunkin' to explode.
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VIDEO: Firefighters are at the scene of a massive fire at a South River business.
News 12 Reporter Ali Reid says crews from multiple agencies have been battling the fire along Main Street since 10 a.m.
One business owner told her that he believes the fire erupted at a mixed-used store.
Witnesses say the fire also spread to neighboring businesses and two apartments on the second floor.
It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries or if there was anybody in the building when the fire spread.
Roumany Tawadrous, who owns the jewelry store next door, says he had to act fast after hearing an explosion.
"I saw flames and I saw fire… and then it spreads so quickly,” he said. “My coworker called 911. We have tanks, gas tanks, so we ran inside to get it out... but the smoke was too much inside," he recounted.
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An explosion in a West Milford home sent five individuals to hospitals on Friday night, while one person declined additional medical care.
The explosion occurred at approximately 9 p.m., causing significant damage to the structure, according to a statement from West Milford Police Department. Deputy Fire Chief Rich Poplaski indicated the cause of the explosion remains unknown.
The town of West Milford is situated 33 miles north of Morristown, New Jersey, and 48 miles northwest of New York City.
Emergency services airlifted the injured to various medical centers. Two victims were transported to Morristown Medical Center, one to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, one to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, and one to Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack.
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