CARTERET, N.J. — Crews battled a massive fire at a New Jersey apartment complex Friday afternoon.
Firefighters battled the blaze at the 90 block of Beverly Street and urged people to avoid the area. The building is part of the Bristol Station Apartments.
Crews remained on scene putting out hot spots, though the fire was mostly extinguished by the evening.
Carteret officials said 48 units were affected with about 75 people without their homes; they said building four was destroyed in the blaze.
AIR11 was on the scene.
Carteret officials released the following statement:
The Carteret Fire Department is on scene at the Bristol Station Complex responding to a structure fire in Building 4 adjacent to Beverly Street. Mutual aid from participating towns have been dispatched and are on scene as well. It is expected that emergency activity will continue in the area for some time as they fight to extinguish the fire and secure the building.
Residents are encouraged to avoid the area to allow emergency personnel access.
We pray for the safety of all of the responding first responders and the residents of the building.
No additional information is available at this time.
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