Firefighters Battling Blaze At Mercer County Apartment Complex

Alicia Roberts reports.

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UKEE WASHINGTON: We're following breaking news. A massive fire ripped through a New Jersey apartment complex, gutting a great majority of the building. This is Eyewitness News at 6, and we are streaming live on CBS in Philly. Good evening, everyone. I'm Ukee Washington.

JESSICA KARTALIJA: And I'm Jessica Kartalija. Firefighters are battling the heavy smoke and flames in West Windsor Township, Mercer County. Alicia Roberts is live at the scene with the details. Alicia.

ALICIA ROBERTS: Jessica, that fire now burning for at least three hours at this point in time. Fire officials getting the call just after 3 o'clock this afternoon here in West Windsor Township. I want to step aside so you can see what is left of one of those buildings that was hit. This is building 8. You can see massive flames from chopper three overhead earlier this afternoon. And fire officials still on scene working at this hour to extinguish all of those flames, all of those hot spots.

At this early point, again, the story still very much developing. At least eight units damaged. We're told that number is likely to go up as the night goes on. No immediate injuries reported. So that is the good news early on.

Reports of potentially a firefighter injured. But that is unconfirmed at this point in time. No significant injuries is what they are officially saying right now.

So far, the cause of this fire is still under investigation. One resident telling us she was driving home, saw all the smoke, and was just praying it wasn't her building complex. Fortunately, she is spared. But again, looking live here at the scene as firefighters continue to battle the flames and residents are out on the lawn, just looking in disbelief. It is going to be a long night for those impacted, and certainly a long night for fire officials battling the flames and then working to figure out exactly what sparked this massive blaze.

Live from West Windsor Township, Alicia Roberts, CBS 3 Eyewitness News.

JESSICA KARTALIJA: Alicia, thank you.