Two NJ Firefighters Injured in Four-Alarm Fire

Two firefighters suffered nonlife-threatening injuries in a four-alarm house fire Thursday night in Passaic, New Jersey.

One firefighter suffered burns to his upper body and another suffered leg and hand injuries, according to a report ( The firefighter with leg and hand injuries was kept in a hospital overnight.

It took firefighters about three and a half hours to control the fire. Passaic Chief Patrick Trentacost said firefighters had trouble getting close to the fire with ladders because of live electrical wires in the area; they had to wait for local utility workers to shut off power until they could effectively fight the fire.

The were no injuries to residents of the structure, which was a “rooming hosue” that had 18 mailboxes. In all, 34 people fled the fire.

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