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One was killed and several were burned in an industrial fire in Old Bridge, New Jersey

🔥 The fire left burn marks around a garage at the Superior Signal Company in Old Bridge

🔥 The Jonas Salk Middle School was closed due to its close proximity

🔥 A woman was killed and five other people were injured, two of them seriously


OLD BRIDGE – One person was killed and several people were burned Wednesday after a fire and explosion at a company that makes smoke generators.

Old Bridge police Sgt. Herbert Doctors said a fire at the Superior Signal Company on West Greystone Road sent thick smoke into the air around 11:20 a.m. The video shows signs of fire around a garage.

The Jonas Salk Middle School across the street was cordoned off during the fire department's first operation due to its close proximity. Police students were safe and unaffected by the fire.

Workers told first responders that people were trapped inside, and two medical helicopters were called to the scene.

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The map shows the location of the Superior Signal Company and Jonas Salk Middle School in Old Bridge

Map shows the location of Superior Signal Company and Jonas Salk Middle School in Old Bridge (Canva).

One killed, four injured

Old Bridge police told New Jersey 101.5 that a 73-year-old woman died. She was identified by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yvonne Ciccone as Eileen Marco of South River.

A 57-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man suffered severe burns and were transported by helicopter to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center. Two other workers, a 29-year-old man and a 65-year-old woman, were taken to hospital with minor burns.

A 62-year-old man was treated for smoke inhalation.

No foul play is suspected, but the fire remains under investigation by state police, the Old Bridge Police Department, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, and local, state and regional fire officials.

According to its website, Superior Signal has been manufacturing leak detectors and smoke generators for over 60 years.

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