For the second time in two days, firefighters had their hands full as they battled another junkyard fire in South Jersey.

The Collings Lakes Fire Department says at about 6:15 Monday evening, they and other crews were called out to 1041 Morgan Road in Williamstown, the site of South State Auto Parts LLC, for a multiple-alarm junkyard fire. Officials say at the scene they found numerous vehicles burning inside the yard.

Smoke from a fire at South State Auto Parts in Williamstown NJ - Photo: Anna Coleman
Smoke from a fire at South State Auto Parts in Williamstown NJ - Photo: Anna Coleman

Authorities say they, "supplied approximately 24,000 gallons in the water shuttle, due to the area of the fire not having any hydrants."

No injuries were reported and firefighters cleared the scene just before midnight.

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Just the day before, firefighters from in and around Galloway Township fought a fire at Groff's Recycling Center on Clarks Landing Road at around 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Arriving officers and firefighters found what was described as a large debris pile fully engulfed in flames. There, an official with the Absecon Fire Department told The Press of Atlantic City, "the fire stemmed from a 500-gallon fuel tank at the junkyard." Crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading to a nearby wooded area and no one was hurt fighting this fire.

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