3 people, including child, hurt in New Jersey condo complex fire

LAKEWOOD, New Jersey (WABC) -- At least three people were injured, including a mother and her child, in a fast-moving fire in New Jersey early Friday.

The flames erupted around 1 a.m. at the High Point Condo Complex in Lakewood.

Video from the scene shows the fire shooting through the building's roof.

The three injured residents - a man, a woman and her child - were all flown to a hospital, but their names and further details on their conditions have not been disclosed.

"My dad just woke me up because we started hearing bangs and screams," a resident said.

Five officers suffered smoke inhalation while evacuating residents.

"You can see the fire already starting just from one window," another resident said. "Then all of a sudden, the fire just ate the whole roof and it was just more fire."

Officials say about 35 residents of eight apartments in the garden-style condo complex were left homeless. They were receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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