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Firefighting News: Firefighter, Resident Injured in NJ House Fire

Story and photos by Ron Jeffers   The luck of the Irish wasn't present on St. Patrick's Day morning in Hackensack, New Jersey, as fire tore through two occupied 2 1/2-story wood-frame dwellings on Park Street. Police responded to a call of a fight and found a fire in 433 Park St. and summoned the fire department. The Hackensack Fire Department dispatched six companies at 4:56 a.m. on a report of a fire by the police with "possible victims." Arriving companies found a working fire on the ground floor that was extending through the structure and to the "D" exposure at 435 Park. Because of rapidly deteriorating conditions, members were ordered out of the structures...

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