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A massive fire that swept through a luxury New Jersey apartment complex Wednesday afternoon continued to burn 12 hours after it began, causing nearby schools and ro to close Thursday. Firefighters struggled for hours to quench the flames at Avalon on the Hudson on Russell Avenue in Edgewater, 15 years after an earlier blaze burned the same complex to the ground as it was being built.
Our cars are all underneath. There's nothing left. The fire was mostly contained by Wednesday night, with no loss of life or major injuries reported, according to Edgewater Mayor Michael McPartland. McPartland declared a local state of emergency Wednesday night, announcing schools will be closed Thursday and ro will be restricted.
The fire broke out around p. After firefighters first responded, the fire appeared under control for some time, but it escalated in the back part of the complex, which responders had a hard time accessing. The blaze then spread to the northern section of the building, engulfing multiple units. Flames and smoke could be seen from the top of Rockefeller Center, across the Hudson River.
Thick plumes of smoke from the fire sent Chopper 4 over the scene to double its normal altitude -- from about 1, feet to 3, feet. The fire drew massive emergency response, with departments from Hudson, Bergen and Union counties working the fire. Tankers and engines attempted to fight the blaze from the exterior, and collapse zones were set up around the complex as the blaze tore down roofs.
The hillside communities surrounding Edgewater were also being watched, as embers from the blaze were whipped into the air.
Around people are being sheltered at a local community center with the help of the Office of Emergency Management and Red Cross, according to the mayor. Residents walked around River Road in shock as they wondered how a fire could spread so quickly. One responding fire chief told NBC 4 New York he thought lightweight wood construction was a factor in how quickly the fire spread.
The large Avalon on the Hudson apartment complex, located by the Hudson River across from Manhattan, is across the street from the Edgewater post office, and is located across a shopping complex that contains a Trader Joe's supermarket. The same apartment complex burned to the ground while under constructed in It was rebuilt featuring one- two- and three-bedroom units deed to appeal to New York City commuters.
Power and gas were shut off to the area as firefighters responded; some streets and buildings were still without power Wednesday night, and officials were expected to assess safety before allowing utilities to restore electricity. Live blog 13 hours ago. Utah 5 hours ago. Back to Article. Close Menu. Search for:. Follow Us Facebook Twitter Instagram.I need somone to Avalon my fire
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Massive Fire at Edgewater’s Avalon Apartments Strands Hundreds