MANVILLE, New Jersey (WABC) -- In a 2nd question of calamity successful the Northeast, fires broke retired successful swamped homes and businesses successful New Jersey Friday, galore of them inaccessible to firefighters due to the fact that of Ida's floodwaters.
Authorities suspected state leaks triggered by the flooding fed the flames.
The Saffron Banquet Hall connected South Main Street successful Manville exploded successful flames astir 2 a.m., with residents from surrounding towns reporting proceeding a large explosion.
Its owner, Jayesh Mehta, said helium felt helpless and heartbroken looking astatine pictures and videos of his burning business.
Firefighters were incapable to entree the fire, which is surrounded by a flooded parking batch and besides appeared gas-fed.
Newscopter7 was implicit the country surveying the harm and recovered that waters from South Main Street receded overnight successful a hopeful sign.
Two different homes connected Boesel Avenue and North Second Avenue that caught occurrence Thursday day continued to smolder Friday morning.
The Boesel Avenue occurrence besides appears to person been caused by an explosion.
Firefighters recovered those scenes to besides beryllium inaccessible.
Somerset County had different fire, connected Mercer Street successful Somerville, that besides started with an explosion, apt from a state leak caused by floodwaters.
So far, determination is nary connection of immoderate injuries arsenic a effect of the fires.
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