November 30, 2023

Multiple Rescues in East Orange, NJ



Several people are recovering after being pulled from a burning home in New Jersey.

A family, including 5 children, were rescued after a fire broke out in East Orange on Saturday night.

The fire started around 7:47 p.m. at 116 Hollywood Avenue. Upon arrival, flames were quickly spreading to the second floor to the third floor of the home. Crews then discovered an adult with second to third degree burns near the front door. Shortly after, they found five children, and two other adults trapped inside.

Together, nearly 35 firefighters from seven companies battled the blaze for several hours before it was completely put out.

The children were transported to a hospital to be checked out. Their ages have not yet been released.

Firefighters faced challenges with the cold weather, and were slipping and falling.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but does not appear to be suspicious. East Orange Deputy Fire Chief Christopher Weiss says there were no working smoke detectors in the building. He is urging anyone in East Orange to give the fire department a call if they currently do not have working smoke detectors.

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