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GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (MAY 23, 2023)(CNBNews)—Today, around 2:30 PM, there was a multiple-alarm fire at the Gloucester Iron and Metal, a junkyard located on 10th Street and South Broadway.  Nearby residents said they heard a loud explosion and saw a large plume of black smoke coming from the facility. One woman said the explosion knocked her out of her chair. 

Screenshot 2023-05-23 at 17.28.29The fire was isolated to one section of the junkyard. Above Westville volunteers, Engine #736 can be seen spraying water on the fire. The matter remains under investigation. Photo credit Tyler Smith

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Fire departments responding to the alarm included Gloucester City Fire Department, Camden City Officers Local #2578, Westmont Volunteer Fire Department, Station 7, Westville Volunteer Fire Department, Bellmawr Volunteer Fire Department #32, and Camden County OEM.