- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Several businesses and the apartments above them were severely damaged by a fire that roared through a northern New Jersey community.

Morristown authorities say police and firefighters responded to the area of Elm and Morris streets around 11:15 p.m. Friday after receiving reports of a smoke condition. But upon arrival they saw flames coming for the rear of a building on Elm Street.

The fire soon spread to other nearby buildings, and firefighting efforts were hampered by gusty winds and frigid temperatures.

No injuries were reports in the fire, which displaced about 25 people. They were taken to a warming center set up at the Morristown Train Station and were receiving assistance by the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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