On Thanksgiving Day, a house in New Jersey went up in flames, injuring six people. The fire broke out in an older wood house in Elizabeth.
Elizabeth, NJ—At least six people suffered injuries when a five-alarm blaze broke out Nov. 25, 2010. The Thanksgiving Day fire, which was sparked on the first floor of a wooden Elizabeth house, was reported to authorities after 1 a.m., according to information provided by WPIX.
Elizabeth Deputy Fire Chief Carl Heitmeyer explained, “[It’s] an old, wood-frame house… It rapidly extended up the outside as you can see there where it’s all blackened. It went up the outside and then back in.”
Although it initially started as a two-alarm blaze, the residential fire quickly increased to five-alarm. Firefighters who responded to the scene of the inferno, located at 420 Magie Avenue, originated from three towns.
Reports indicated firefighters were only able to get the blaze under control around 6:15 a.m., after the incessant flames tore through as much as half of the roof.
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