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Massive fire displaces dozens in Union City

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519- 19th Street, Union City, NJ 519- 19th Street, Union City, NJ
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Firefighters were working through bitterly cold temperatures on Friday to put out hot spots in a large and stubborn fire in Union City, New Jersey.

The flames erupted Thursday at about 11:30 p.m. at 519 -19th Street, just off West Street.

At least three buildings in the residential area were affected by the fire which reached six alarms by Friday morning.

SkyFoxHD was over the scene where firefighters could be seen dousing the buildings with water which turned to ice in some spots.

Residents several blocks away reported a strong smell of smoke inside their homes during the night. 

There were no reports of injuries.

Approximately 50 people were displaced. They were taken, many in their pajamas, to a local school where the Red Cross was providing temporary shelter.

It is not clear what sparked the fire.
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