Big Fire in Union City
Wind didn’t help Union City Fire
This video was shot by a Jersey City cop who had close access to the blazing inferno in Union City last weekend…
See other photos and video after the break…
Big damage, explosions in Union City
Some great great photos submitted by Matt (and a couple from Olga) – and a video of one of the explosions from Jim. Crazy stuff!
Matt got some details from responders on scene:
“Apparently this started in the back of the main fire building which later collapsed, near the 3 car garage, spread to the Rider truck (far left of the burnt cars) , which exploded, and all the cars down the line exploded eventually as well. Only two building were involved. It caught onto that building from the back and because of the high winds today, went right up the back of the building and quickly engulfed it. One of the owners of a car that was burnt said there was an illegal basement apartment in that building and three people died… but I did not see anyone taken out and none of the firefighters mentioned this, so that may just be bull. Will have to wait to hear more on the news later… but they get stuff wrong all the time too, so who knows!”
Massive black cloud!
In case you’re wondering what that giant plume of black smoke is – there’s a raging fire in Jersey City Heights / Union City a few blocks north of the viaduct.
Here are some pictures from different vantage points in Hoboken. Thanks Jason, Femi, Pete, Alex, Raymond and Rena for the shots!