SOUTH RIVER, Middlesex County (WABC) -- A massive fire tore through multiple buildings in New Jersey late Tuesday night and into Wednesday.
Officials say the fire started at around 10:30 pm Tuesday at an abandoned warehouse on Herman Street in South River.
"And at 11 it was really blazing, but everybody helped us really quickly," said Betty, a South River resident.
The blaze appears to have traveled to multiple homes near the warehouse.
"I was getting ready for bed. There were people running around, chaos, a lot of firefighters," said Donna, a South River resident.
Dozens of residents stood in the street during the overnight hours, watching the ball of flames and enormous firefight.
"I got everything out of the house because the flames were touching the trees by my house. The fire department came pretty quickly and got it under control," said Caue De Oliveira, a resident.
Firefighters needed to draft water from the nearby draft river to battle the roaring flames, authorities said.
No injuries have been reported. Officials say it seems many, if not all of the destroyed structures had been abandoned.
The official cause of the fire is under investigation. Authorities believe the fire may have been gas-fed.