Massive Blaze Destroys Vacant NJ Condo

Monday, Oct 11, 2010  |  Updated 10:00 AM EDT
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Massive Blaze Destroys Vacant NJ Condo

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A five-alarm fire that destroyed a condominium under construction at the Jersey shore continues to smolder hours after it began.

Heat from the flames at 601 Beachway in Keansburg was so intense it caused heavy damage to condominiums across the street and also damaged an apartment building Monday.

An unknown number of people were evacuated. Deputy Chief Michael Pigott tells WNBC-TV in New York the fire started in the back of the building and the wind carried embers to homes across the street.

TV footage shows the heat melted siding and even the rear panel of a car.

There are no injuries reported. The cause is under investigation. Officials are not immediately available for comment.

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