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18 Displaced By East Orange Fire, Officials Say 18 Displaced By East Orange Fire, Officials Say
18 Displaced By East Orange Fire, Officials Say A fire ripped through a three-family home in East Orange on the early morning of Saturday, June 29, displacing 18 people, authorities said. At 5:23 a.m., firefighters in East Orange responded to the blaze at 135 Greenwood Avenue and were able to bring the fire under control 30 minutes later, a spokeswoman for the city said. Three families, comprised of 18 people, were able to escape the fire with no injuries, authorities said. The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced families as the home was deemed inhabitable, authorities said.
18 Displaced By Fire In Jersey City 18 Displaced By Fire In Jersey City
18 Displaced By Fire In Jersey City A massive fire in Jersey City displaced 18 people on Sunday, April 21. The blaze on West Side Avenue swept through multiple homes around 11:30 a.m. leaving five families displaced, according to the American Red Cross. Some more photos from today's 3rd Alarm (Ron Jeffers photos) Posted by Gong Club Inc. on Sunday, April 21, 2024 Some more photos from today's 3rd Alarm (Ron Jeffers photos) Posted by Gong Club Inc. on Sunday, April 21, 2024 According to ABC7 the cause has preliminarily been identified as a lit cigarette thrown down an air shaft.
UPDATE: Three Cats Die In Fierce Fair Lawn House Fire UPDATE: Three Cats Die In Fierce Fair Lawn House Fire
Update: Three Cats Die In Fierce Fair Lawn House Fire UPDATE: Three cats died in a fierce fire that all but destroyed a Fair Lawn home, officials said. The feline trio were the only ones home when the three-alarm blaze ignited at the front of the nearly 100-year-old wood-frame house on 5th Street off Morlot Avenue shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Fair Lawn native Nick Cornwell and his wife, Ashley, also lost all of their belongings. “We encountered heavy fire upon our arrival," Fair Lawn Fire Department Assistant Chief Ralph Rinaldo said. "The members did a great job knocking the fire down using deck guns before entering the b…
Major Effort By Firefighters, Emergency Responders Follows Partial Hawthorne Building Collapse Major Effort By Firefighters, Emergency Responders Follows Partial Hawthorne Building Collapse
Major Effort By Firefighters, Emergency Responders Follows Partial Hawthorne Building Collapse Firefighters spent half a day in the cold and rain stabilizing a Hawthorne apartment building where a floor partially collapsed over the weekend. The rear wall and portions of the first floor collapsed into the basement of Building E at the Hawthorne Garden Apartments on Rock Road around 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, borough Fire Chief Joseph Speranza said. Firefighters and police immediately began evacuating the building and securing the utilities, the chief said. Nine residents and six pets remain temporarily displaced while borough officials determine the next steps. Overall, more than three…
10 Firefighters Injured, 19 People Displaced By Thanksgiving Blaze On Bergenline (UPDATE) 10 Firefighters Injured, 19 People Displaced By Thanksgiving Blaze On Bergenline (UPDATE)
10 Firefighters Injured, 19 People Displaced By Thanksgiving Blaze On Bergenline (Update) Ten firefighters were injured and 19 people were displaced in a West New York fire on Thanksgiving, authorities said. The blaze at a fire at 5222 Bergenline Ave., located above the Marin Pharmacy, broke out around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Footage posted to the Citizen app shows shooting through a window of a building at the corner of 53rd Street. During suppression efforts, 10 firefighters were injured, including two seriously, Suarez said. One firefighter remains hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, the prosecutor said. Four c…
Angels In Blue From Small NJ Town Honored For Saving Convulsing Infant's Life Angels In Blue From Small NJ Town Honored For Saving Convulsing Infant's Life
Angels In Blue From Small NJ Town Honored For Saving Convulsing Infant's Life Guardian angels come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Three of them were all wearing blue one steamy day last summer when an infant suddenly stopped breathing in Cresskill. Cresskill Police Officer Bryan Gil was working a road detail at the intersection of Union Avenue and Piermont Road when he heard a young mother scream for help. Her child, barely 15 months old, had begun convulsing. Gil radioed for EMS and other resources, then began delivering back blows to help clear the infant's airway. Arriving instantly were Officer Andrew Vigorita, who continued the back blows, and Officer Michae…
PHOTOS: Gas-Fed Fire Destroys Multi-Family, Mixed-Use Building In Passaic, Dozens Displaced PHOTOS: Gas-Fed Fire Destroys Multi-Family, Mixed-Use Building In Passaic, Dozens Displaced
Photos: Gas-Fed Fire Destroys Multi-Family, Mixed-Use Building In Passaic, Dozens Displaced An overnight fire that shot through the roof of a multi-family, mixed-use building in Passaic was initially fueled by gas-fed flames from a first-floor apartment, officials said. No injuries were reported and 65 residents were displaced, Mayor Hector Carlos Lora said, adding that the "strategic positioning of trucks" around the building kept the situation from becoming far worse "Hundreds of lives could have been impacted," the mayor said outside the Hamilton Avenue building -- across from the No. 6 school -- early Friday, Oct. 14. Aftermath of the fire at Hamilton and Madison avenues.…
HEROES: Paterson's Bravest Rescue Resident In Three-Building Blaze HEROES: Paterson's Bravest Rescue Resident In Three-Building Blaze
Heroes: Paterson's Bravest Rescue Resident In Three-Building Blaze UPDATE: A vicious blaze was engulfing one two-family home and significantly damaging two other residences -- displacing 26 tenants in all -- when Paterson firefighters rescued a resident in a wheelchair. PHOTO GALLERY: BTFirePhotos The four-alarm Warren Street fire broke out in one of the tightly bunched buildings up the street from Public School No. 10 shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday. It spread quickly. The city's bravest immediately got the trapped resident out before retreating to battle the blaze from the exterior. The main body of the fire was knocked down by 9:45 a.m., a little under …
8 Kids, 4 Adults Dead In 'Devastating' Philadelphia Fire 8 Kids, 4 Adults Dead In 'Devastating' Philadelphia Fire
8 Kids, 4 Adults Dead In 'Devastating' Philadelphia Fire Eight children and four adults were confirmed dead in a fire that swept through a Philadelphia rowhouse early Wednesday morning, city officials said. Had the smoke alarms in the N. 23 Street building been working properly, though, things might have turned out differently, Mayor Jim Kenney's office said in a news release.  “This is, without a doubt, one of the most tragic days in our city’s history,” said Kenney, the son of a firefighter, at a news conference Wednesday. “Losing so many kids is just devastating.” Fire companies arrived at 6:40 a.m. and found heavy fire coming …
UPDATE: Two Cats, Dog Die In Bergen County House Fire UPDATE: Two Cats, Dog Die In Bergen County House Fire
Update: Two Cats, Dog Die In Bergen County House Fire Two cats and a dog died in a pre-Christmas fire that severely damaged a Bergenfield home. Firefighters who responded within three minutes were met by flames on the first floor of the 2½-story Lunn Avenue home shortly after 1 p.m., Bergenfield Fire Chief Edward J Kneisler III said. "Because the fire was extending to the upper floors, a second alarm was requested," the chief said. Kneisler declared the fire under control in about 45 minutes. A firefighter was treated at a local hospital for a minor arm injury, the chief said, adding that the residents were evaluated by the Bergenfield Volu…
Pre-Christmas Fire Severely Damages Bergen County Home Pre-Christmas Fire Severely Damages Bergen County Home
Pre-Christmas Fire Severely Damages Bergen County Home Two cats and a dog died in a pre-Christmas fire that severely damaged a Bergenfield home. Firefighters who responded within three minutes were met by flames on the first floor of the 2½-story Lunn Avenue home shortly after 1 p.m., Bergenfield Fire Chief Edward J Kneisler III said. "Because the fire was extending to the upper floors, a second alarm was requested," the chief said. Kneisler declared the fire under control in about 45 minutes. A firefighter was treated at a local hospital for a minor arm injury, the chief said, adding that the residents checked out OK when evaluated by the B…
Fatality Confirmed In Multi-Alarm Paterson Blaze That Destroys One Home, Threatens Others Fatality Confirmed In Multi-Alarm Paterson Blaze That Destroys One Home, Threatens Others
Fatality Confirmed In Multi-Alarm Paterson Blaze That Destroys One Home, Threatens Others UPDATE: Authorities on Saturday confirmed the death of a resident in a late-night Paterson house fire that responders said could have been much worse. Firefighters moved quickly to keep the four-alarm Lafayette Street blaze from spreading, snuffing the threat such a fire posed to the neighborhood of tightly bunched wood-frame houses barely two blocks from the Passaic River. Paterson's bravest responded to a call of a fire with people possibly trapped at 103 Lafayette Street shortly after 11 p.m., Deputy Fire Chief William Henderson said. Firefighters found heavy flames on the second floor,…
Firefighters Douse Predawn Elmwood Park Restaurant Blaze Firefighters Douse Predawn Elmwood Park Restaurant Blaze
Firefighters Douse Predawn Elmwood Park Restaurant Blaze Firefighters doused a predawn blaze at a Peruvian restaurant in Elmwood Park. Upstairs tenants got out safely after the fire broke out in the kitchen duct at Sara Sara on Broadway -- across from the 7-Eleven -- and extended to the second floor through shortly before 4:30 a.m. Thursday, responders said. Firefighters rescued a cat in the blaze, which immediately went to two alarms on arrival and eventually three for coverage. It was declared under control a little over an hour later. Mutual aid responders either at the scene or in coverage included firefighters from Clifton, Fair Lawn, Garf…
23 Displaced, Two Hospitalized In Paterson Multi-Family House Fire 23 Displaced, Two Hospitalized In Paterson Multi-Family House Fire
23 Displaced, Two Hospitalized In Paterson Multi-Family House Fire Nearly two dozen people were displaced by Paterson’s second fire of the day, officials said. Both a firefighter apparently suffering from heat exhaustion and a civilian who'd inhaled smoke were taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment Sunday night, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale said A citizen rang the doorbell of Paterson’s Northside Firehouse on Temple Street shortly after 5 p.m. to report a fire in a multi-family house up the block, Speziale said. The two-alarm blaze quickly went to three bells after firefighters found heavy flames in the basement and rear of …
Fire Captain Hospitalized With Burns, Pre-Dawn Paterson Blaze Displaces 49 Fire Captain Hospitalized With Burns, Pre-Dawn Paterson Blaze Displaces 49
Fire Captain Hospitalized With Burns, Pre-Dawn Paterson Blaze Displaces 49 UPDATE: A Paterson fire captain was hospitalized for burns sustained in an overnight blaze that displaced nearly 50 people, authorities said. Firefighters quickly went to defensive operations as flames tore through the 3½-story, wood-frame building on North 7th Street after igniting shortly after 2 a.m. Most of the interior collapsed within an hour. The fire captain was taken to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston with burns that weren't considered life-threatening, authorities said. The interior quickly collapsed in the blaze on North 7th Street in Paterson.Joseph Fehl for DAIL…
PHOTOS: 2-Alarm Oil Fire Ravages Morris County Apartment Building PHOTOS: 2-Alarm Oil Fire Ravages Morris County Apartment Building
Photos: 2-Alarm Oil Fire Ravages Morris County Apartment Building The Budd Lake Fire Department and several other emergency crews jumped to action to douse a two-alarm blaze that ravaged a Morris County apartment building Thursday morning. The fire broke out at building 2 of the Village Green Apartment Complex in Budd Lake around 8:30 a.m., police said. A resident was cooking and tried to use water to put out a pan of oil that caught fire, Mount Olive Police said. Crews arrived and observed heavy smoke and large, billowing flames coming from the roof of the building, authorities said. While working to extinguish the blaze, Budd Lake firefighters had to …
UPDATE: Paterson Blaze Destroys Multi-Family Home, Damages Others, Displaces 53, Injures Two UPDATE: Paterson Blaze Destroys Multi-Family Home, Damages Others, Displaces 53, Injures Two
Update: Paterson Blaze Destroys Multi-Family Home, Damages Others, Displaces 53, Injures Two Flames tore through several connected Paterson homes overnight Thursday, displacing 53 residents. Two civilians sustained minor injuries in the four-alarm Mill Street blaze, which destroyed a ground-floor hair salon and all of the apartments in the building where it began shortly before 2:30 a.m. One resident climbed out his second-floor apartment window before firefighters rescued him. Three surrounding residences sustained varying degrees of damage, officials said. "All of the buildings are interconnected and have common spaces for fire to travel,” Fire Chief Brian McDermott explained. …
Community Rallies For Kennel Owners Who Lost Jersey Shore Home, Pets To Lightning Strike Blaze Community Rallies For Kennel Owners Who Lost Jersey Shore Home, Pets To Lightning Strike Blaze
Community Rallies For Kennel Owners Who Lost Jersey Shore Home, Pets To Lightning Strike Blaze A Jersey Shore couple best known for working magic with animals, especially as popular dog-training professionals, were left homeless on Wednesday after a lightning strike destroyed their house and kennel -- killing several pets, authorities said,  Friends and clients of Liz Casterlin and Mark Buglio -- owners of J&R Kennel LLC at 318 Beckerville Road in Manchester -- have made a plea to the community to donate food and essential supplies to the couple.   At least two cats, a bird and several reptiles died in the fast-moving fire, which broke out in the 1½-story ranch hou…
Lightning Strike Fire Engulfs Jersey Shore Home Lightning Strike Fire Engulfs Jersey Shore Home
Lightning Strike Fire Engulfs Jersey Shore Home UPDATE: A lightning strike Wednesday ignited a fire that destroyed a Jersey Shore home and killed several pets. Two cats, a bird and several reptiles died in the Beckerville Road fire, which broke out in the 1½-story ranch house shortly before 3 p.m., Manchester Township police said. Responders included firefighters from Whiting, Manchester, Ridgeway, Forked River, Lakehurst, Cassville and Whitesville, as well as Manchester Township EMS and police. No injuries were reported. The American Red Cross found temporary lodging and provided supplies to the family.
PHOTOS: Roaring Blaze Destroys Garfield Apartment Building PHOTOS: Roaring Blaze Destroys Garfield Apartment Building
Photos: Roaring Blaze Destroys Garfield Apartment Building A fast-moving fire destroyed a Garfield apartment building before dawn Thursday. The general-alarm blaze broke out at the 91 Jewell Street Apartments around 1:30 a.m. and quickly consumed the top floor and roof of the three-story multi-family building. Garfield police forced their way in and got all residents to safety, Police Capt. Richard Uram said. One resident was hospitalized with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening. Two police officers were treated for smoke inhalation, Uram said. The American Red Cross relocated three families and assisted 16 other residents, the ca…
Feds Smash Hundreds Of Online Coronavirus Scams -- And Tell You What To Look For Feds Smash Hundreds Of Online Coronavirus Scams -- And Tell You What To Look For
Feds Smash Hundreds Of Online Coronavirus Scams -- And Tell You What To Look For Federal authorities said they've gotten help from domain providers and others in smashing hundreds of online sites exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to commit fraud and other crimes. As of Tuesday, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) had received and reviewed more than 3,600 complaints related to COVID-19 scams, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Many of them “operated from websites that advertised fake vaccines and cures, operated fraudulent charity drives, delivered malware, or hosted various other types of scams,” federal officials said in a release. To attract traffic, t…
Foodtown Supermarkets Get Makeover: Say Hello To Fresh Grocer Foodtown Supermarkets Get Makeover: Say Hello To Fresh Grocer
Foodtown Supermarkets Get Makeover: Say Hello To Fresh Grocer New Jersey’s four Foodtown supermarkets are converting to The Fresh Grocer over the next four weeks. The rebranded stores in Washington Township, North Haledon, Cedar Grove and Colonia “will continue to offer restaurant-quality take home meals with best in market pricing, and a wide variety of high quality fresh foods at low prices,” the Maniaci family and its Nicholas Markets company said Tuesday. Instacart, the on-demand and online grocery delivery service, will also be available to customers, they said. “Customers can expect all the favorite parts of their store to remain while new prod…
2 Injured, 4 Families Displaced In Newark Fire 2 Injured, 4 Families Displaced In Newark Fire
2 Injured, 4 Families Displaced In Newark Fire Four Newark families were displaced in a house fire early Sunday morning, officials said. A two-story Vermont Avenue building went up in flames around 6 a.m., Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said. A female firefighter was treated after she fell and hurt her back, and a building resident was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, Ambrose said. The blaze was under control by 6:40 a.m. and is being investigated by the Newark Fire Division’s Arson Unit. The American Red Cross is working with the four displaced families. PHOTOS BY ROB MUNSON VIA @NJFIRES TWITTER