WEST ORANGE, NJ -- A two-alarm fire on Northfield Avenue early Sunday morning displaced approximately 25 residents.
No injuries were reported in the blaze, which broke out around 3:30 a.m. Sunday in row houses at 17-19 Northfield Ave., according to a spokesman for West Orange Township.
The main body of the fire was extinguished within less than a half-hour, and the fire was placed under control while crews performed an overhaul to confirm extinguishment, according to the township. Several animals--at least four, according to Breaking News Network--were rescued and sent to an emergency veterinarian. There still were one or two dogs being reported as unaccounted for at the conclusion of the incident.The Essex County Prosecutor's Office was notified, and an investigation is ongoing.
Red Cross arrived for the approximately five families who had been displaced by the fire. There were four apartments in each building. It was not evident which apartments were unoccupied. All residents were accounted for and all searches were reported negative.
Video of the blaze is here: https://youtu.be/fSt0gLdnTAM