WEST NEW YORK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Dozens of families in New Jersey have been left homeless after a fire tore through an apartment building overnight.
As CBS2’s Ilana Gold reported, flames started shooting from the windows of the West New York apartment building on Hudson Avenue and 51st Street around 11 p.m. Friday.
The fire tore through the top floor in a matter of minutes.
Odalys Zelya said she going to sleep when the blaze started. “And then everybody started, ‘Fire! Fire! Fire” she said.
Zelya said she immediately ran out of her apartment on the first floor. She spent Saturday morning looking at the damage in disbelief.
“It’s very sad. I have two kids, so I have no house. Now what I can do?” she said.