Fire destroys 12 apartment units at Piscataway complex

Posted: Updated:

A fire ripped through an apartment complex on the Edison-Piscataway border Tuesday destroying 12 apartment units.

Firefighters say the high winds are to blame for the fast-moving blaze at the Rivendell Village Apartment Complex. The nine fire companies that battled the fire say the winds also hindered their efforts in putting out the flames.

Everyone in the apartment complex was able to evacuate safely. The Red Cross is working to shelter tenants who don't have anywhere to stay. Crews have brought heavy machinery in to knock down the remains of the apartment complex.

Related Story:Fire tears through apartment complex on Edison-Piscataway border

Related link: Red Cross of Central New Jersey

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."