DOVER, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A massive fire caused several buildings to collapse in New Jersey on Monday.
Firefighters have been fighting the flames for hours and emergency crews were still on the scene Monday night.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Officials Hoping To Avoid Repeat Of Ida With Preparations For Nor'easter
Chopper 2 was over the scene as flames shot out from the roof on North Warren Street in Dover. At least four buildings collapsed in the massive seven-alarm blaze.
“It seriously looks like the end of the world,” witness Andrea Audino told CBS2’s Lisa Rozner.READ MORE: NYPD: Man Shot Inside Union Square Subway Station
Mayor James Dodd says the call for help came in from the basement of a restaurant around 3:30 Monday afternoon. Dodd was not sure how much longer it will take for crews to put the entire fire out.
“We’re bringing in heavy equipment to spread debris,” the mayor said.
Six businesses in the historic downtown area were lost. The mayor says around 100 people have been displaced however, no fatalities have been reported.MORE NEWS: Exclusive: CBS2 Cameras On Hand At Unannounced Security Screenings At Troubled New York City High Schools
The fire department knocked on every single door to make sure everyone got out safe.