2 Buildings Destroyed in Jersey City Blaze: Firefighters

One building collapsed and another will have to be demolished after a five-alarm blaze tore through a block in Jersey City overnight, firefighters say.

Crews responded to the fire at a produce store on Central Avenue shortly before 12:30 a.m. Friday, according to the Jersey City Fire Department. When they arrived, they found heavy flames inside the store that had spread to other floors. The building eventually collapsed, along with about two-thirds of a neighboring structure that fire had spread to. That building will have to be demolished

The fire extended into a convenience store, but crews were able to bring the flames under control before that building was seriously damaged, firefighters say.

None of the residents living in the buildings were hurt, according to the Jersey City Fire Department. Two families were displaced by the blaze. 

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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