WOODBRIDGE — A nine-alarm fire destroyed part of a Woodbridge apartment complex this afternoon, leaving at least 100 residents homeless and scores of firefighters battling the blaze into the night. people were running half-clothed out of their apartments. The damage was extensive: 52 of the complex’s 190 units were destroyed.
Telugu families settled their had lost every thing including their passports,immigration papers and their properties. TANA has assured them for their passports and other needs.
The fire started around 3 p.m. at the complex on Village Drive, just off Routes 1&9, and spread through two buildings.
Nine Woodbridge fire units responded ,Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of the blaze.The apartment complex was built in the 1970s, and the mayor said the two buildings were originally warehouses and were converted into apartments.
The American Red Cross is working to put the displaced residents into vacant apartments in the area over the next few days, said organization spokeswoman Diane Concannon. Until then, the residents are staying with family and friends.
The victims still displaced by the fire are instructed to go to the First Presbyterian Church of Avenel, at 621 East Woodbridge Avenue in Avenel, where they can received clothing and other forms of aid and assistance.