Edgewater was under a state of emergency on Thursday after a massive 5-alarm fire destroyed a building of the Avalon apartments Wednesday night.
The collapsed building was still smoldering early Thursday, but a second building of the complex was saved.
NorthJersey.com reported there were no deaths or major injuries from the fire. According to authorities, nearly 1,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes.
NBC New York reported that the blaze started at about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Smoke and flame from the fire could be seen from as far away as the top of Rockefeller Center. Bergen, Hudson and Union County firefighters assisted in battling the blaze, and New York and Jersey City departments used fireboats.