Somerville

Raging Multi-Alarm Fire Devours New Luxury Complex in New Jersey

The fire ravaged the roof of the L-shaped luxury complex known as Somerville Parc

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A massive fire broke out in a new luxury complex in Somerville, New Jersey, Friday morning.

Smoke and flames were reported coming out of the roof of the luxury complex around 9:40 a.m.

According to officials, the apartment complex has two buildings. One building recently had its grand opening and had about a third occupancy. The building that caught fire was still under construction and had no residents living in it, but was scheduled to open in October.

Chopper 4 was over the scene and captured numerous ladder companies working to extinguish the flames were shooting out of the roof and windows of the multi-floor structure as black smoke was seen billowing from the complex.

The complex is known as Somerville Parc, and is described on its website as "a luxuriously appointed resort-style community set within the convenient Borough of Somerville, NJ" with rent beginning at $1,950 a month.

It is unclear how the fire started, however, no injuries were reported. The residents of the other building within the complex were evacuated as a precaution.

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