A fire that broke out at a pet store in New Jersey has forced the closure of several locations, including a pet shop in Manhattan and a grocery store in Manhattan.
The fire broke out in the PetSmart supermarket in New Brunswick on Monday morning, said Matt J. Czuba, spokesman for the New Jersey Department of Consumer Protection.
The store is closed until further notice and will be closed until a response is provided.
The PetSmart store in Newark, NJ, has been evacuated as of Tuesday morning, Czula said.
The Garden State store in Paramus, NJ has also been evacuated due to the fire, he said.
PetSmart spokeswoman Karen Blevins said Monday afternoon that customers can still pick up pets and goods from the store.
However, she did not have any information on when or how long they could pick up.
“We are monitoring the situation and will keep you updated as the situation develops,” Blevens said.
As of Tuesday, there were no reported injuries.
Pet stores and grocery stores have been under a state of emergency for several weeks following a string of devastating fires in the Northeast.
The fires in New Haven, Connecticut, and Newark, New Jersey have forced thousands of people from their homes, leaving thousands of pets and other pets in need of rescue.