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Apartments gutted by fire in Union City

December 28, 2010 6:56:13 PM PST
Nearly three dozen people have been forced from their homes by a fire that spread through two adjacent apartment buildings in Union City.

The fire began around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Smoke from the blaze was visible across the Hudson River in Manhattan.

The fire began in the basement of one of the three-story buildings and spread to the building next door. The first building partially collapsed.

Two firefighters were treated for exhaustion. No one else was injured.

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