Fast-Moving Fire Destroys Apartment Building, Displacing 75

CARTERET, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving fire roared through a building at an apartment complex in central New Jersey on Friday, displacing dozens of residents but only causing some minor injuries.

The fire at the Bristol Station Complex in Carteret was reported around 1:30 p.m. Witnesses said flames and large plumes of black smoke began poring through the building's roof as firefighters arrived minutes later.

Roughly 75 people lived in the 48-unit building, which was destroyed by the fire. It wasn't clear how many people were home when the fire broke out, but authorities said just a few people were treated for minor injuries.

The cause of the fire and where it started remains under investigation. Officials said there were no fire sprinklers in the ceiling level, but there were in individual apartments.