N.J. School Destroyed in Six-Alarmer

A dozen firefighters were treated at the scene.


A massive fire that has consumed a N.J. elementary school may have been deliberately set.

The fire at James Monroe Elementary in Edison quickly escalated to six alarms Saturday night.

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Township police Chief Thomas Bryan said the fire was suspicious, NJ.com reported.

Bryan told reporters fire was pouring from several areas of the one-story building when fire and police personnel arrived on at the Sharp Road school shortly before 8 p.m.

A dozen firefighters were being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. There were not reports of other injuries.