A two-alarm fire that broke out in North Bergen early this morning injured two firefighters and displaced six families, according to North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue Chief Frank Montagne.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“At 2:18 a.m., a two-alarm fire broke out at a four-story residential building that had a commercial establishment on the first floor,” Montagne told Hudson County View, clarifying that the address was 4317 Bergen Turnpike.
The fire chief added that the fire broke out in the rear of the first floor with heavy smoke and fire conditions, but people on the upper floors were still able to be evacuated safely after the power was cut to the building – also noting that the fire never spread beyond the ground floor.
Furthermore, Montagne further explained that the blaze was under control around 3:00 a.m. and caused two firefighters to suffer injuries: one received several stitches in his hand and the other sustained a broken ankle.
Montagne also said he was unsure of which hotel the families stayed in overnight, nor exactly how many people needed a temporary place to stay.