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December 26, 1992 | From Associated Press
A fire in a power plant Friday killed three workers who apparently were overcome by fumes after they failed to break thick, wire-reinforced windows to escape, a fire department spokesman said. Their bodies were discovered by firefighters after the smoky fire at the O'Brian Newark-Cogeneration Plant was brought under control about 10:30 a.m., said spokesman Larry Krieger. Firefighters had to break metal doors to enter the locked plant, Krieger said.
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August 31, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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February 14, 1991 | Associated Press
Two adults and three children were killed Wednesday when a fire believed to have started in a kerosene heater swept through a house occupied by three families, a fire official said. Two other children suffered minor injuries.
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August 10, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
At least six people died when a five-alarm fire raced through a high-rise apartment building in New Jersey, police said. The fire started on the fourth floor of a 21-story apartment building in North Bergen, N.J., that housed low-income families and the elderly, a police spokesman said. "One of the dead fell from a balcony," police Lt. Neil Sanzari said. He said firefighters were searching for the injured floor by floor. "There are 10 apartments on every floor.
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March 27, 1988 | United Press International
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.
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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.
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August 31, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
March 7, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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August 8, 1989 | From Associated Press
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.
NEWS
July 2, 1988 | Associated Press
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.
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April 22, 1995 | From Associated Press
Plant workers mixing the wrong combination of chemicals triggered an explosion and roaring fire Friday, killing at least four people, raining debris for blocks and sending flames 1,000 feet high. The morning blast also injured at least 38 people, including nine workers at the NAPP Technologies Inc. plant about 10 miles from New York City, officials said. Frank Puccio, a Bergen County prosecutor, said more victims might be inside.
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February 11, 1993 | Reuters
A couple who left a small girl and her toddler brother alone while they went shopping and then returned to find that a fire had killed them were charged with endangering the welfare of the children. Lisa Johnson, 22, and Edward Boyd, 37, father of the younger victim, were arraigned and then released on their own recognizance after a hearing Wednesday in Municipal Court.
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December 26, 1992 | From Associated Press
A fire in a power plant Friday killed three workers who apparently were overcome by fumes after they failed to break thick, wire-reinforced windows to escape, a fire department spokesman said. Their bodies were discovered by firefighters after the smoky fire at the O'Brian Newark-Cogeneration Plant was brought under control about 10:30 a.m., said spokesman Larry Krieger. Firefighters had to break metal doors to enter the locked plant, Krieger said.
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February 14, 1991 | Associated Press
Two adults and three children were killed Wednesday when a fire believed to have started in a kerosene heater swept through a house occupied by three families, a fire official said. Two other children suffered minor injuries.
NEWS
January 21, 1991 | Associated Press
Paterson firefighters found the body of a missing colleague two days after a fire ravaged two blocks of the city. The remains of firefighter John Anthony Nicosia were found Saturday inside the store where the fire is believed to have started.
NEWS
March 7, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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February 11, 1993 | Reuters
A couple who left a small girl and her toddler brother alone while they went shopping and then returned to find that a fire had killed them were charged with endangering the welfare of the children. Lisa Johnson, 22, and Edward Boyd, 37, father of the younger victim, were arraigned and then released on their own recognizance after a hearing Wednesday in Municipal Court.
NEWS
August 10, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
At least six people died when a five-alarm fire raced through a high-rise apartment building in New Jersey, police said. The fire started on the fourth floor of a 21-story apartment building in North Bergen, N.J., that housed low-income families and the elderly, a police spokesman said. "One of the dead fell from a balcony," police Lt. Neil Sanzari said. He said firefighters were searching for the injured floor by floor. "There are 10 apartments on every floor.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
August 8, 1989 | From Associated Press
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.
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