FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A carbon monoxide alarm evacuated a Hunterdon County ShopRite Thursday morning, according to a post on the Quakertown NJ Fire Company-91 Fire/Rescue’s Facebook page.
The Quakertown Fire Company responded to the ShopRite in Franklin Township for a carbon monoxide alarm activated and found elevated levels of CO in the building, the post said.
A request for additional units was transmitted and additional units responded, authorities said.
An exhaustive search of the building narrowed down the sources and an outside contractor responded to solve the issue and the store was then reopened, authorities said.
“NJ passed a law a few years ago requiring CO alarms in commercial properties and today’s incident showed the importance of the detectors,” the post said.