3-alarm fire burns through New Jersey home

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ORANGE, N.J. (PIX11)-- A 3-alarm fire is ripping through an Orange home Wednesday morning.

The blaze started right after 2 a.m. at a two-family building on North Day Street. The fire then carried over to the next house with a family of eight.

All the occupants were escorted out of the homes safely. No injuries have been reported yet.

Orange Fire Department Chief Frank De Angelis says the fire isn't the only thing to worry about when temperatures are this low.

"It's basically being on ice skates out in front of the building," De Angelis said. "If you see we got a lot of water coming out of the building, as soon as it hits the ground it's freezing."

"We worry about slips and falls," he said. "We're just trying to keep everyone safe,"

Firefighters are still working to control the flames.

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