Video: Firefighters face burning solar panels at large N.J. warehouse
FFs from several departments battled a rooftop fire at a pharmaceutical supply warehouse in Mercer County
By Jeff Goldman
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. — No one was injured in a rooftop fire at large pharmaceutical supply warehouse in Mercer County on Saturday, officials said.
Solar panels and an HVAC unit on the roof were on fire when firefighters were called to the McKesson Corporation warehouse on John Henry Drive in the Matrix Northeast Business Park in Robbinsville shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, the Robbinsville Fire Department said.
Firefighters from Robbinsville and surrounding towns in Monmouth and Mercer counties brought the blaze under control in a little over an hour. The 350,000-square-foot building was not heavily damaged and none of the millions of dollars of merchandise inside was destroyed.
Smoke could be seen for miles, authorities said.
McKesson Corporation is a wholesale supplier of medical and pharmaceutical supplies and equipment.
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