North Plainfield firefighters battled a multi-alarm fire that destroyed several homes in the city Wednesday morning.
Offcials say firefighters faced heavy fire conditions when they responded to a three-alarm blaze located at 185 Maple Avenue shortly before 2:45 a.m.
According to fire officials, more than 50 firefighters from several municipalities responded to the fire scene that had massive flamed ripping through a house then extended to two others.
Fire officials at the scene struck a second then third alarm for manpower after heavy fire ravaged the buildings.
Crews were able to knock down some of the fire that extended from the main fire to neighboring the neighboring building, but as of 3:30 a.m., fierce fire still existed.
One of the homes was under construction while residents made it safely out of the other two homes officials said.
The main fire building collapsed and was a total loss, according to officials.
A firefighter suffered non-life threatening injuries and the fire is under investigation.