Dozens Displaced in Union City Fire
Officials are trying to determine what sparked a fire that tore through five apartment buildings and left dozens homeless in northern New Jersey Thursday.
One person who lived in a basement apartment is unaccounted for.
The 8-alarm blaze started in the basement of a building on Bergenline Avenue in Union City around 9:25 p.m. Wednesday. Flames spread as firefighters faced temperatures below freezing.
Deputy Chief Mike Cranwell of North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue says the fire was brought under control at about 6 a.m. Thursday.
Cranwell says about a dozen firefighters suffered minor injuries including smoke inhalation. The most serious injury was a broken hand.
Cranwell says dozens of people displaced by the fire remain at a nearby school.
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