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Firefighters were battling a massive blaze at an apartment complex on Russell Avenue late Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
The flames were reported around 4:30 p.m. at the Avalon Edgewater complex on Russell Avenue, according to police. Mutual aid fire crews were also called to assist.
The AP reported that everyone in the building made it out, but it is unclear if anyone has been hurt in the hours that the fire has been burning.
The fire is so big that the New York City Office of Emergency Management issued an alert that residents of Manhattan and the Bronx may see and smell smoke. [Source]
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: SkepticOverlord
Those are some very expensive units located right on the Hudson River waterfront. The entire area is very dense with residential housing in what was one time heavily industrialized.
Editor's note: According to @NBCNewYork, the apartment complex that is currently on fire in Edgewater, NJ, previously burned down while being constructed in 2000. - Jillian
An inferno that ripped through a luxury apartment complex in New Jersey, destroying part of the 408-unit complex, displacing hundreds of residents and forcing officials to declare a local state of emergency has been contained after more than 15 hours, authorities said Thursday.