Woodbridge apartment complex fire leaves dozens homeless

Authorities are trying to determine what caused a blaze that destroyed two buildings at an apartment complex in Woodbridge Township.Authorities say no serious injuries were

WOODBRIDGE - Authorities are trying to determine what caused a blaze that destroyed two buildings at an apartment complex in Woodbridge Township.

Authorities say no serious injuries were reported in yesterday's fire at the Woodbridge Village apartments. But dozens of families were left homeless after the flames destroyed 52 units.

Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac was joined by several local officials at a press conference today to thank the emergency responders and community members who responded to the fire yesterday. The mayor said donation collection points have been established at the Woodbridge Community Center and Evergreen Senior Center.

More than 200 firefighters from across Middlesex County were called to the scene yesterday afternoon to help fight the flames.

Authorities believe that the fire started in a second-floor unit, and many residents said they were alerted to the blaze by neighbors who banged on their doors.

The complex's management company says it will find new apartments for all the families left homeless within the next two days.

The building's residents, mostly from India, have voiced concerns regarding important immigration documentation was left in their apartments. Officials say that no one will be allowed back into the building due to structural damage.

VIDEO: Chopper footage shows aftermath of Woodbridge fire EXTENDED VIDEO: Fire rips through Woodbridge apartment complexFirefighters continue to douse burning buildings in Woodbridge

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