UPDATE: A welder ignited a shipping container fire in Closter this morning.
No one was injured, authorities said.
Closter police, firefighters and EMS responded to Extech (formerly Pasvalco) at 9:17 a.m. for a fire in the 40-foot shipping container, which was being used for storage in the stone yard, Police Chief Dennis Kaine told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
“The cause of the fire was a welder working on the container,” the chief said.
The intial responders were joined by Demarest, Haworth, Norwood, Northvale and Harrington Park firefighters and a Bergen County Hazardous Materials Unit.
The scene was cleared at 11:45 a.m., Kaine said.
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