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A shocking fire at the Pepsi factory breaks out in Piscataway, New Jersey, as footage reveals a building engulfed in a huge cloud of smoke

A fire at a PEPSI factory has broken out in Piscataway, New Jersey, as footage reveals the building engulfed in a huge cloud of smoke.

The fire reportedly started around 6:30 p.m. local time.

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The Pepsi plant in Piscataway, New Jersey, is on fire

A Pepsi-Co spokesperson provided an update to The Sun, saying details of how the fire started will be investigated.

“First responders are working on site to ensure the fire is brought under control and extinguished quickly.

“All employees and people who were in the establishment were evacuated without injuries.”

Initial reports indicate that the propane tanks may have exploded, causing the fire to spread rapidly.

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The fire appears to be contained within a portion of the facility, according to eyewitness video from ABC7.

Residents are asked to avoid traveling near New Brunswick Avenue, Carlton Avenue and Lakeview Avenue.

The Township of Piscataway released a statement on Twitter, calling the incident a “major structural fire.”

“Please don’t drive to see the site and stay indoors if you can.”

Reports also indicate that debris and embers from the fire may be blowing through brush to the side of the facility.

Video footage shows Pepsi trucks parked at the facility smoking and in danger of bursting into flames.

Some reports say flames are shooting up to 40 feet into the air.

A resident who lives less than a mile away said he heard several explosions, shared video footage of the smoke on Twitter and called the situation “scary”.

The Pepsi-Cola Metropolitan Bottling Company, Inc. is located at 2200 New Brunswick Ave.

There are about 170 employees working at the plant, according to a company directory.

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Pepsi-Co is the parent company of several other popular brands, including Frito-Lay and Quaker Foods.

The incident and investigation are ongoing.

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