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Friday, February 23, 2024

Officials say roof and second floor collapse in Trenton apartment fire

Mutual aid from multiple towns was called in for an apartment fire that happened in Trenton. The two-story row home on 63 Oak St. in Trenton suffered a roof and second floor collapse. "It's a tough area for us. Tight streets. Access can be tough at times. Access to the rear of the buildings was very difficult at times, but the firefighters did a phenomenal job," Trenton Fire Department Deputy Chief Gus Takacs said. It is not known yet how many residents were displaced from their homes due to the fire. Red Cross is on the scene giving residents assistance. News 12's Tony Caputo has learned that one firefighter was injured, but is in stable condition.
News 12 New Jersey

Update: Two people rescued from Bergen County apartment fire die from their injuries

Two people have died from injuries sustained in a Bergen County apartment fire on Monday that authorities have called suspicious. Ranjodh Singh IV, 35, and an unidentified woman died following the fire in the 800 block of Palisades Avenue, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday. Singh and the woman were both transferred to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Singh died on Monday, while the woman was pronounced dead on Tuesday, the prosecutor’s office said. A third person, 47, who suffered severe burns, was also rescued from the basement while firefighters doused the flames. They remained hospitalized on Thursday. Police did not describe Singh and the unidentified woman’s injuries.
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Thursday, February 22, 2024

City officials: Jersey City apartment fire displaces 27 people, including 8 children

Twenty-seven people were displaced on Wednesday when a fire broke out at an apartment complex in Jersey City. One woman was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The fire happened at 48 Clifton Place in a two-story occupied dwelling with 18 apartments, according to city officials. They say the fire extended in the walls to the first and second floors. City officials say 19 adults and eight children will be relocated by the Red Cross. No injuries were reported to first responders. There is no word on the cause of the fire, although officials say the fire appears to have started in the basement.
News 12 New Jersey

Montclair State University parking deck closed after vehicles catch fire

The Red Hawk Parking Deck at Montclair State University was closed Wednesday morning as firefighters battled a car fire involving more than one vehicle, according to university police. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire was not immediately known. “It is unclear when the deck will reopen. We will keep you informed,” the university said in a statement posted to X. A spokesperson for the university was not immediately available to comment.
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