Firefighters forced to wait for 100K ammo rounds to explode

The ammunition popped for about 10 minutes before firefighters could finish putting out the fire

Associated Press

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Firefighters have put out a fire at an office building in New Jersey after waiting for 100,000 rounds of ammunition stored inside to explode.

The fire at the building in Toms River burned for two hours Thursday morning and ignited the ammunition. Toms River police spokesman Officer Ralph Stocco says that the building's owner is a competitive shooter.

Toms River Fire Department District 1 Chief John Gonzalez told the Asbury Park Press that the ammunition was popping for about 10 minutes. It took another few hours for the fire to stop smoldering.

No one was in the building at the time of the fire and no one was hurt. It wasn't clear how the fire began.

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