Massive warehouse fire continues to smolder

About 200 residents who were evacuated because of a large warehouse fire in central New Jersey are waiting to learn when they can return home. 

Firefighters on Thursday continued to spray water on hot spots and white smoke was rising from what remains of the building that housed several businesses.

The flames inside a Toyota body shop consumed plastics, cars and carpeting. 

Police at the scene said that high levels of arsenic were found in the smoke. That is why cops were blocking pedestrians from walking on a street behind the warehouse. 

At the height of the inferno, flames could be seen for miles.  A weather satellite image showed the smoke blowing far out to sea.

Streets were closed and traffic was delayed in the area..

One firefighter suffered a minor injury. The cause of the fire remains unknown.

With the Associated Press

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