Explosion, Fire at Asphalt Plant Wakes Jersey Town Overnight

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ – An explosion at the Blueknight Energy Partners asphalt plant in Gloucester City ripped the top off a storage tank around 1 am this morning.   Neighbors of the plant were evacuated from their homes as the fire was battled by local responding fire companies.

“Engine Company 1132, Foam 11, Water Tower 11 and Battalion 11 operating as resources of the Camden County Foam Task Force, with multiple Camden County fire departments on an extra alarm asphalt tank fire in Gloucester City overnight with the initial alarm transmitted at approximately 0100 hours,” according to the Pennsauken Fire Department.  Photo by Pennsauken Fire Dept.


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