Ida triggers fire in NJ banquet hall owned by Indian-American

Firefighters were unable to put out the fire because the parking lot was flooded

Ida triggers fire in NJ banquet hall owned by Indian-American

An explosion last week triggered by Hurricane Ida damaged the Saffron Banquet Hall in Manville, New Jersey. The halls is owned by Jayesh Mehta, an Indian-American. The hall was surrounded by floodwater.

Tom Kaminski, traffic reporter tweeted: “After a massive overnight explosion, the remains of the Saffron Banquet Hall in Manville, NJ continue to burn along the swollen Millstone River; 09.03.21.”