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New Jersey fire: Massive evacuation from Edgewater apartment building


As many as 400 people evacuated from apartment building that caught fire in Edgewater, New Jersey.

Edgewater Fire Chief Tom Jacobson said the fire started on the ground floor and quickly spread through the building on the Hudson River.

The city’s mayor says about 500 residents have been displaced. Two residents and two firefighters suffered minor injuries.New Jersey fire Edgewater building apartment

The fire was raging Wednesday evening in the apartment complex and was still smoldering on Thursday morning.

Local media reported the fire begin at 17:00 local time and continued to burn for hours.

Resident Hamza Abdul told the Bergen Record newspaper he was working when he got a call about the fire.

The apartment building, across from the Manhattan skyline, also housed New York Yankees play-by-play announcer John Sterling.

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