SCOTCH PLAINS - Firefighters in Scotch Plains battled a five-alarm blaze in a townhouse complex this morning.

The fire broke out in a townhouse on Yarmouth Court around 7 a.m. Officials say the fire spread quickly along the six-unit structure.

Everyone who lived in the townhouse was safely evacuated, according to officials. Several fire departments from surrounding towns were called in to help fight the fire. Fire officials say despite the hot temperatures, there were no injuries to any firefighters.