5-alarm fire in Kearny, New Jersey rips through 2 homes leaving families displaced

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Sunday, June 26, 2022
5-alarm fire tears through home in Kearny
A five-alarm fire tore through a home on Laurel Avenue in Kearny, New Jersey.

KEARNY, New Jersey (WABC) -- Firefighters battled a massive 5-alarm house fire in Kearny, New Jersey Sunday afternoon.

Flames broke out at a house on Laurel Avenue and quickly spread to the home next door.

First responders deal with heavy fire and thick smoke as the fire persisted for some time.

Commanding officers called for backup as the roof of the first building began to sag.

There were no injuries but both homes were left badly damaged.

Disaster volunteers from the Red Cross are helping displaced families.

It remains unclear what sparked the fire.

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