4-Alarm fire in Orange, NJ leaves dozens homeless

Posted at 7:09 AM, Dec 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-07 18:08:43-05

It was a stubborn fast-moving four alarm fire that ripped through two buildings in Orange, New Jersey during the early morning hours.

Fire officials say it looks like the fire began in a nail salon at 214 Main Street around 1:45 a.m. and quickly spread to apartments above.   Everyone inside the apartments were able to get out safely on their own with no injuries – but are now left homeless this morning.

fireAs crews battled the blaze, the fire jumped to a neighboring building where they once again had to attack the building from all angles.   While that was going on,  a third building was evacuated as a precaution as firefighters feared it would spread again.

Main Street remained closed throughout the morning as the fire was deemed under control around six thirty in the morning.

Crews remain on the scene conducting an investigation into the cause.

The displaced residents will now have to find new housing right before the holidays.