Union City brush fire

4/5/2009:

Not Hoboken

Wondering what all that smoke is?

There’s a large brush fire going on (from what I recall) near 46th St. in Union City.

Here’s what Hoboken411 readers Femi and Pete sent in….

Union City Fire April 5, 2009
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7 Comments on "Union City brush fire"

matt_72
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Or maybe someone torched their car and it spread to the brush? Lot of that going around all over the country right now…..

Silva
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Silva

[quote comment=”147061″]Silva, I can’t help but make a Mike C reference whenever the opportunity arises (or I can bend it to my means). Seriously, the other cause could be some sort of transformer fire given how black and acrid the smoke appears…[/quote]

I don’t blame you. I’ll be bumping that Mike C post again soon.

Transformer makes sense. From Route 3 you can see it was pretty close to the local streets.

jscirish27
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jscirish27

Silva, I can’t help but make a Mike C reference whenever the opportunity arises (or I can bend it to my means). Seriously, the other cause could be some sort of transformer fire given how black and acrid the smoke appears…

Silva
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Silva

[quote comment=”147057″][quote comment=”147055″]I just drove by it on route 3 and it seems like a little bit more than a brush fire. The smoke is extremely dense from the burning point. It’s more like fuel burning off.[/quote]

There are years and years of chemicals deposited in that marsh… It wouldn’t surprise me if it was some sort of fuel burning. I need to call Mike C… he’ll know what to do.[/quote]

I bet you Mike C went over to put the fire out BY HIMSELF and someone refilled his seltzer bottle with pure grain alcohol. It’s not his fault.

He’s something else, ain’t he??? He’s starting to sound like Bill Brasky. :mrgreen:

sanyo
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sanyo

its on west side ave in north bergen around 51st-46st….80 percent sure it was a brush fire passed by it and saw intense flames high weeds in that area there is a company around that location and high power lines/

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