March 27, 1988 |
Six people died early Saturday when fire swept through a three-story apartment building, and at least six others were injured in leaping out of windows to escape. The dead, all Dominican Republic natives believed to be from the same family, were found in the kitchen of a third-floor apartment, where they apparently were trapped by the flames, fire officials said. The cause of the fire was being investigated.
August 9, 1989
Firefighters doused a rubbish fire at Newark, N.J., that had buckled a section of a major highway, while a court ordered the dump where the waste was found to remove garbage piled beneath two busy roadways. A two-judge panel of the Appellate Division of Superior Court ordered Hub Recycling & Scrap Metals Co. to refuse any more construction waste until a lower court can decide whether the facility poses a threat to the community.
August 31, 2000 |
Fire engulfed a five-story condominium complex under construction along the Hudson River. The roaring fire, which could be seen miles away and across the river in New York City, forced the evacuation of homes in Edgewater and in nearby Cliffside Park. Seven homes on the street behind the site were damaged by the fire, said police Detective Alex Hanna. A number of cars on the block were also damaged.
March 7, 1990 |
A barge carrying 4.2 million gallons of fuel exploded and burned in a waterway that has been plagued by three oil spills this year. The barge blew up after leaving a Citgo petroleum facility at Linden, N. J., at which it had been loaded, split in two and drifted across the Arthur Kill waterway toward Staten Island, N.Y. One crewman was injured. The Coast Guard reported that the barge contained gasoline, but a Citgo spokesman said it carried heating oil.
August 8, 1989 |
A garbage dump caught fire beneath Interstate 78 Monday, buckling the elevated roadway and causing a shutdown of the thoroughfare at one of the nation's busiest highway interchanges. "This is the most serious traffic emergency in my memory," said Gov. Thomas H. Kean, who flew over the site. "It could not have occurred in a worse place." Further problems linking the busy New York area with parts of Pennsylvania could occur if the blaze spreads south to rubbish beneath U.S.
July 2, 1988 |
The burning roof of a car dealership collapsed onto firefighters Friday, killing five of them in a shower of fiery debris, authorities said. The fire, which destroyed the building and contents of Hackensack Ford, apparently started shortly after 3 p.m. in the ceiling space above the rear service section of the building, said Fire Chief Anthony Aiellos.