Massive New Jersey warehouse fire burning out of control

This photo provided by Nick Bowling shows a large fire at an industrial park in central New Jersey that closed down a major roadway and sent clouds of black smoke billowing into the sky. A stretch of Route 206 was closed in Hillsborough Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, and smoke from the fire at Veterans Industrial Park can be seen for miles. No injuries have been reported, but witnesses say they've heard explosions that shook the ground and rattled windows. (Nick Bowling via AP)

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (AP) — A massive warehouse fire in central New Jersey burning out of control for more than half a day has generated enough smoke to be detected by weather radar and forced some school closures.

Schools are closed Friday in Hillsborough because of the blaze that started around 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Industrial Park. Officials said Friday morning that the blaze is still not under control.

Fire officials say plastic pellets were being stored in most of the complex and environmental officials have been testing air quality. So far, they say the air is safe.

The 300,000-square-foot complex was once used to house old military munitions and is near historic Duke Farms. The estate that belonged to the late tobacco heiress Doris Duke has not been damaged.

A firefighter sustained a minor leg injury.

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