Three tractor-trailor trucks caught on fire at about 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Kerry Ingredients & Flavours factory on Terminal Avenue.
Clark Police Chief Alan Scherb said the fire began in the engine of one truck and winds caused it to spread to the trailer of that truck and to two adjacent trucks.
The fire was put out by the Clark Fire Department with help from other local departments and Union County Mutual Aid about 45 minutes after it began, said Scherb.
Scherb said the trucks were carrying juice, not hazardous materials, and that the fire was contained to the trucks and kept from spreading to the adjacent building.
However, Union County Hazmat was also on the scene as hazardous materials were located just inside the loading dock behind the trucks.
"This was very, very close to being a complete disaster," Mayor Sal Bonaccorso told Patch. "There were hazardous materials just inside the door. If those caught on fire, these men would have had to work into the wee hours putting this out. They were able to knock it down with no one injured and no real damage to the building."