Leak Detection Plant Fire Leaves 1 Dead, Several Injured

A shelter-in-place was issued for a nearby school.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

May 2, 2024

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Fire at Leak Detection Plant Kills 1, Injures Others
The injured were transported by helicopter to a local hospital.nonnie192 / iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images

One woman is dead and several others were severely injured in a Wednesday morning fire at a manufacturing plant located in Old Bridge Township, NJ, local police say.

All traffic was redirected from the area, and a shelter-in-place was issued for a nearby school, reported local news PIX 11.

At 11:21 a.m., police responded to a call for a fire and possible explosion at Superior Signal, a leak detection manufacturer. Upon arrival, police said multiple people were found at the scene.

Police, EMS, and fire units from other towns also assisted in battling the blaze, according to a statement from the Old Bridge Chief of Police.

One person in a stretcher, two fire trucks, and more than a dozen firefighters were at the scene.

Two medical helicopters were called in to transport victims to local hospitals. One 73-year-old female was pronounced deceased. Another victim, a 57-year-old woman, suffered severe burns to her face and hands.

A male in his 20s suffered burns to his hands, while another victim, a 65-year-old female, suffered minor burns, and a 62-year-old man was taken to a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated. No foul play is suspected, police said.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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