Fire in Passaic Ousts 7 and Injures 6

9 08 2007

Passaic, NJ – Seven people were displaced and six firefighters were sent to the hospital Wednesday after battling a general alarm fire on Sherman Street, a fire official said.

The firefighters — one struck in the neck by debris, and five suffering from heat exhaustion — were under observation late Wednesday, said Passaic Deputy Fire Chief Al Roman.

Fire departments from a half dozen towns helped city firefighters battle the two-hour blaze.

The fire at 284 Sherman St. was reported at 6:09 p.m. The fire was declared under control at 8:52 p.m., Roman said.

Flames were pouring out of the second-floor of the 2½ story wood frame house, Roman said.

The fire, which gutted a second-floor bedroom, was under investigation late Wednesday, Roman said.

The city was helping the seven displaced tenants find shelter, Roman said. [Justo Bautista – North Jersey.com]

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