Newark Battles Heavy Fire Two 3 Story Frames
By Rob Munson
March 1st, 2018, Newark Fire Department responded to two fires in one night located at the same location of 364 Fairmont Avenue. The first fire was a Signal 11, plus a Special Call for an additional Signal 9 (2&1). The units arrived and had fire showing on the 2nd floor of an occupied 3 story frame. Four family members were rescued from a fire escape located on the 2nd floor with ground ladders.
An hour or so after that, a 2nd floor fire in the 3 story frame was extinguished, after another Box was transmitted for fire at the same location. This time, heavy fire on the 3rd floor was coming out of all the windows and had extended into the 3 story exposure. A 2nd Alarm, plus Special Calls were made to fight this fire. Firefighters were ordered to evacuate and Master Streams were put to work. A Tower Ladder and Ladder 6 was special called to operate on heavy fire in the cocklofts. Great work by NFD!