On Wednesday, January 18th 2012 the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue responded to 2103 Bergenline Ave in Union City NJ for a reported fire. First arriving companies reported smoke visible from the basement of a 3sty mixed occupancy building. A 2nd alarm was called a short time later after smoke started emanating from the upper floors and cockloft. Conditions continued to deteriorate as crews experienced difficulty reaching the seat of the fire while it extended through the walls into adjoining buildings. Alarm levels increased through the first several hours as the fire traveled through 6 structures. The fire eventually reached an 8th alarm status in the early morning hours and required mutual aid coverage from as far as Essex County.
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