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On Tuesday May 5th at 1130 Hillsborough Fire Companies 36 & 37 were dispatched mutual aid to Orlando Drive in Raritan Borough for a structure fire in a large abandon commercial structure.  Stations 36 and 37 responded while station 38 remained in town to cover Hillsborough.  Ladder 36 arrived on scene to find a very large abandon warehouse with a fire in the basement and smoke showing from all sides and the roof.  Command advised all arriving units this was a vacant building for many years and that all operations will be exterior. The L36 crew reported in, joined the manpower pool, and immediately were put to work.  Initially the crew was sent to the bravo side where they manned a 2 ½ hand line for suppression and created vent openings.  The L36 crew was then ordered to the Alpha side to remove the boarded up windows creating additional vent spaces. After rehab, 36 crews were re-assigned to the Alpha side to place fans.   36 units cleared the scene at 1800.  Raritan units remained on scene throughout the night and into the next day.Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 001 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 002 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 003 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 004 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 005 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 006 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 007 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 008 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 009 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 011 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 012 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 013 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 014 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 015 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 016 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 018 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 019 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 020 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 021 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 022 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 023 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 024 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 025 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 026 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 027 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 028 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 030 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 031 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 032 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 034 Structure Fire - 05-05-2015 - 21 Orlando Drive Raritan 035