UNION CITY -- A two-alarm fire broke out at 415 Bergenline Ave. in Union City Monday night when workers doing repairs on the outside of the building ignited the siding and the fire entered the structure through a window, North Hudson Regional Fire Deputy Chief Charles Thomas reported Tuesday.
The fire was called in at 4:37 p.m. and extinguished by 5:42 p.m.after fire companies used one line to put out the external fire and a second to extinguish the internal one, he said.
Monty's Bar on the first floor received moderate to heavy water damage, and the residents of the multiple dwelling residences above it were relocated that evening due to smoke odor and water damage, but will be able to return, Thomas said.
There were no injuries sustained either by residents, patrons or firefighters, he added, and mutual aid was received from Jersey City and Hoboken fire officials to cover the city while the fire was fought. The incident commander was Deputy Chief Anthony Avillo. -- Gennarose Pope