Bayonne, NJ -- A four alarm fire tore through a mixed-use residential and commercial building in New Jersey.
The fire broke out at 4:40pm and spread to two other buildings. The fire ignited on a bitterly cold night, making efforts difficult. It took several hours for firefighters to get the blaze under control. Twelve apartments, a restaurant, and a clock store were damaged. Twenty people were displaced.
"I smelled something burning in my living room, looked out [and] saw the fire and that was it," said James Herer, a displaced resident.
Bayonne Fire Department Chief Greg Rogers said, "Conditions here are cold, it's really freezing, it's slippery, there's ice everywhere, a lot of guys were going down."
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