North Bergen home goes up in smoke; nearby homes set ablaze

Posted: Updated:

A North Bergen family?s home went up in flames Saturday and threatened other nearby houses.

Thick black smoke and high flames greeted firefighters when they arrived at 27th Street about 4 p.m. Officials say the smoke was so thick that they could not see their hands in front of them. Firefighters got the blaze under control after battling the fire for several hours, but the flames spread to two other attached homes. The official investigation is ongoing into the cause of the fire.

Homeowner Yolanda Tazaras says the fire started in the basement. Tazaras expressed disbelief that the home she moved into 10 years ago was reduced to a smoldering shell of a building. Tazaras says she has nothing now.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."