COLONIA, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A house was destroyed in an extra-alarm fire Thursday in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

The fire broke out around 8 p.m. in the two-story house at 33 Pine Tree Dr. in Colonia, in Woodbridge Township, officials told CBS2.

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Multiple photos on Twitter showed huge flames and black smoke engulfing the entire house.

A fire ripped through a two-story house in Colonia, New Jersey on Thursday, Nov. 6. (Credit: Rebecca Mazzarella)

A fire ripped through a two-story house in Colonia, New Jersey on Thursday, Nov. 6. (Credit: Rebecca Mazzarella)

The fire shot out of the front door, and the flames were so intense that they melted the siding off of a neighboring house.

“I opened my door – I could smell the smoke. I could hear the water from the hose hitting the house; trying to put the fire out,” said one neighbor, Liz Brown.

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“The fire – it was out of control, like all black smoke coming. It was intense. There was a lot of flames and a lot of fire trucks. It was pretty scary,” said neighbor Nicole Cook.

As CBS2’s Jessica Schneider reported, the fire went to two alarms just before it collapsed. The fire was extinguished by 9 p.m., but two hours later, firefighters were still shooting hose streams at the house – which looked like it was melting into the ground.

The residents of the house were not home at the time, and no one was injured, officials said. About five people lived in the home, CBS 2 has learned.

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