Photo Credit: Twitter, Red Cross New Jersey
THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION AND PHOTOS Firefighters from Kearny, Jersey City, Harrison, North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue, Bayonne, Belleville and North Arlington battled a five alarm inferno in a multi-residential home on 210 Laurel Avenue in Kearny on Sunday. The fire began at approximately 10:45.
Photo Credits: Kearny Fire Dept. via Mark Isabella Sr.
According to a report in TheObserver.com, winds were high, blowing heavy smoke, making it difficult to see. Two residences reportedly were involved…210 and 212 Laurel Avenue. Thankfully, no injuries were reported and the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
The Red Cross was on the scene assisting families who have been displaced. Several people were reportedly rescued from one of the homes, along with several pets.
Photo Credit: Facebook, First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, Kearny
The Hoboken and Secaucus Fire Departments provided coverage for Kearny as the fire was being attacked by the responding companies from surrounding municipalities.