A large fire swept through an Old Bridge apartment complex early today, destroying four units and damaging between four and six others, officials said.
The fire at the Madison Arms complex on Relim Drive was reported at 5 a.m. and spread quickly, drawing about 55 firefighters from six nearby towns, said Chief Mike Petschauer of the Cheesequake Fire Department in Old Bridge.
Firefighters were dousing the remaining hot spots at 8:40 a.m., said Old Bridge fire Lt. George Stader.
The complex was heavily damaged, and one building may need to be demolished, Petschauer said. Red Cross officials were on the scene.
Patti Sapone - The Star-Ledger. A mother and daughter watch as firefighters contain a 6 alarm fire at Madison Arms apartments in Old Bridge. The woman is a resident of the complex but her apartment was not affected.
One firefighter was taken to Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge for a back injury.
An elderly woman was also taken to the medical center after suffering an asthma attack, but it was unclear if it was related to the fire, Petschauer and Stader said.
Fire rages at Old Bridge apartment complex