Massive fire rips through row of homes in Jersey City

A fast-moving fire damaged at least four homes in Jersey City and left at least 36 people homeless Friday, according to fire officials.

The fire broke out around 4 a.m. Friday in a home on Wade Street near Rutgers Avenue and quickly spread to three other nearby residences.

No resident was injured.

Roofs on some of the homes collapsed.

SkyFox was over the scene where people could be seen outside covered with blankets. The Red Cross was on scene helping displaced residents.

Firefighters were dealing with hoarding conditions in some of the houses, while gusty winds also hampered their efforts to battle the blaze, said fire officials.

Two firefighters were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and returned to work.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

With the Associated Press