Dramatic Images: Inferno Consumes Luxury Apartment Complex in New Jersey

An inferno that ripped through a luxury apartment complex in New Jersey, destroying part of the 408-unit complex, displacing hundreds of residents and forcing officials to declare a local state of emergency has been contained after more than 15 hours, authorities said Thursday.

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An inferno that ripped through a luxury apartment complex in New Jersey, destroying part of the 408-unit complex, displacing hundreds of residents and forcing officials to declare a local state of emergency has been contained after more than 15 hours, authorities said Thursday.
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No one was seriously injured in the Jan. 21 blaze, but more than 200 apartments were destroyed.
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Firefighters are seen standing on a ladder while hosing water onto the apartment complex.
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Authorities have not determined the cause of the fire.
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A person uses a cell phone to take a photograph of a large fire at an apartment complex, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Edgewater, N.J. Authorities had not determined the cause of the fire. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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People stand at the edge of a cliff to stare at the fire.
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Billowing smoke was seen from across the Hudson River.
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Here's another view of what the fire looked like from New York.
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Smoke rises as firefighters hose water onto a apartment complex the morning after flames engulfed the building.
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Firefighters continued to battle hotspots throughout the morning.
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Part of the New York City skyline peers through smoke rising from the devastated complex.
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The cause is under investigation.
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New York's Empire State Building piers over thick smoke as two police officers overlook Edgewater, New Jersey., where a fire consumed an apartment complex. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Police officers overlook Edgewater, New.Jersey., where a large fire consumed an apartment complex. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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