Residents praise Newark's fire response | Di Ionno

With four simple words, Natalie Fonville described the apocalyptic terror her family faced 10 days ago.

“It was raining fire,” she said.

The torrential embers were being scattered by 50-mph gusts from a vacant building across South 14th Street in Newark. It was 3:30 in the morning and the temperature outside was 5 degrees. Not wind-chill. Wind still. Between the gusts and the cold, it was life-threatening.

Some of the residents in the half-dozen row homes across the street from the burning building were awakened by sirens. Same for the people in the apartment building on 9th Avenue behind the row homes. The …read more

Source: Essex

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