UNION CITY - Dozens of people have been left without a place to live after a eight-alarm fire tore through several buildings in Union City overnight.

A shelter was established at the Jose Marti Freshman Academy where 40 of the 60 or so people who were left without a place to live stayed last night.

The Red Cross says it has been providing meals and clothing to the victims. The organization says it will continue help the victims as long as necessary.