North Hudson firefighters battling another multi-alarm blaze in Union City


North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue is battling another multi-alarm blaze in Union City only about 36 hours after a five-alarm fire left 22 residents displaced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The fire broke out at 822 19th St. at approximately 5:10 a.m., right on the corner of Kerrigan Avenue and 19th Street, according to police radio transmissions.

ABC 7 reported that 30 residents were displaced and that one had to be treated for burns, while two police officers were treated for smoke inhalation.

NHRF&R dispatch indicated that there was no one available to discuss the details since the four-alarm fire was not under control yet.

The fire from late Tuesday evening at 416 8th St. is being investigated by the arson unit of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, NHRF&R David Donnarumma said yesterday.

Today, Donnarumma said that 51 people have been displaced after the building at 822 19th St. collapsed after everyone was evacuated. 1902 Kerrigan Ave. also sustained fire damage.

Additionally, two firefighters were treated and released at the hospital for minor injuries and the cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.


Editor’s note: This story was updated with new information.

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