Fires burn in NJ banquet hall, home as flooding blocks firefighters from area

New Jersey

MANNVILLE, N.J. — Extensive flooding remaining days after Ida slammed our area prohibited fire crews from getting to multiple burning structures in a New Jersey town Friday morning.

AIR11 was over the scene after an apparent early morning explosion leveled The Saffron banquet hall in Manville.

The first call for the large explosion came in around 2 a.m. and the building was reduced to rubble.

Flames were seen still burning from a gas main that had not yet been capped, while a water main was gushing water right next to it.

Firefighters were not able to get to the destruction due to extensive flooding in the area. Water could be seen surrounding what was left of the business.

Additionally, flames were seen burning in a nearby home in a similar situation, where fire crews could likely not get to the house due to flooded streets in the surrounding area.

The causes of the explosion and house fire were not immediately known.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Jersey Videos

Businesses look to hire employees through Meadowlands job fair

FDA panel to vote on Pfizer booster shot

Small Business Spotlight: Stop Crying Studios

The Manzo's garden in Jersey City: Tradition, family and food

How Community FoodBank of New Jersey grew to help thousands facing food insecurity

NJ Gov. Phil Murphy reflects on 9/11, twenty years later

More New Jersey

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

@PIX11News on Twitter