Fire Heavily Damages N.J. Apartment Building

A three-alarm fire heavily damaged an apartment building with commercial business on the first floor in downtown Union City Monday.


A three-alarm fire heavily damaged an apartment building with commercial business on the first floor in downtown Union City Monday.

According to the Cranford Chronicle, the fire destroyed the top floor of a four-story multi-family building that had a grocery store on the first floor. There were no injuries, the paper reported.

The cause of the fire has not been determined but fire investigators were expected to be on the scene Tuesday working. The fire, which burned out of control for nearly four hours, caused the roof to collapse and displaced at least 20 families, according to the news report. Displaced residents were taken to a nearby school for temporary shelter.