Massive New Jersey warehouse fire burning out of control

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (AP) — A massive warehouse fire in central New Jersey burning out of control for more than half a day has generated enough smoke to be detected by weather radar and forced some school closures.

Schools are closed Friday in Hillsborough because of the blaze that started around 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Industrial Park. Officials said Friday morning that the blaze is still not under control.

Fire officials say plastic pellets were being stored in most of the complex and environmental officials have been testing air quality. So far, they say the air is safe.

The 300,000-square-foot complex was once used to house old military munitions and is near historic Duke Farms. The estate that belonged to the late tobacco heiress Doris Duke has not been damaged.

A firefighter sustained a minor leg injury.

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