Hundreds Left Homeless After Massive New Jersey Fire

A local state of emergency was issued after a fire tore through a luxury apartment complex just across the river from New York City.
1:11 | 01/22/15

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We begin with that state of emergency declared overnight as that massive fire engulfed a large apartment complex in new Jersey. Up to 1,000 people fleeing their homes. Authorities closing nearby schools, hours later the fire still burning at this hour. ABC's gio Benitez on the scene. Reporter: Good morning to you. There is so much smoke here you can still smell it all the way in Manhattan. Miles away across the Hudson river as we take a look at these unbelievable images of that fire, we can tell you that hundreds of people are now homeless. Fire crews had a hard time because of the wind and cold overnight. So many people live in this massive complex, even the announcer for the New York yankees losing his home and cell phone video shot during the fire shows large sections of the building falling crashing to the ground. Incredibly and this is the headline, no one was hurt here. Investigators are still looking into what started this fire. But nearby schools have been closed for the day because roads are just inaccessible here blocked off and crews, as you can see behind me, crews are still dousing those hot spots, Amy. All right, incredible pictures there, gio, incredible everyone made it out safely. Thank you.

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