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Pilot truck stop closed indefinitely following bathroom fire


A Pilot travel center in New Jersey has been shut down “until further notice” after catching fire late Monday night.

The fire began at around 11:15 p.m. on Monday, April 22nd in Bloomsbury, New Jersey.

According to NJ.com, when firefighters arrived at the 24-hour Pilot Travel Center on Route 173, just off of Route 78 at Exit 7, flames could be seen from the bathroom and shower area where the fire had begun. First responders were able to put out the fire and prevent it from spreading, but Pilot Flying J has since announced that the location will be closed “until further notice.”

In the meantime, the company has advised travelers in the area to use a nearby Pilot Travel Center located less than 7 miles away in Clinton, NJ.

The incident is still under investigation by the New Jersey State Fire Marshal’s Office.


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