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HAMPTON, NJ FATAL HOUSE EXPLOSION

Hampton, NJ--74 New Street House Explosion
Hampton, NJ-- Companies were dispatched to 74 New Street for a house that was completely leveled by what appeared to be a propane gas explosion. Dispatch reported that two people a man and woman were in the house at the time of explosion but only one escaped. A retired captain from the Plainfield Fire Department tried to rescue a woman trapped under debris but flames hampered his efforts. A female body was later recovered from the basement of the house.Northeast Bravest Photos, NJ.Com Article

NEWARK, NJ 4 ALARM HOUSE FIRE

Newark, NJ-- 12:37 hrs 215 1/2 Garside Street.

Battalion 3 struck a 2nd alarm on arrival for a  working fire in a 2.5 story duplex and exposures. Arriving companies placed multiple lines in service attacking the fire from multiple exposures. Deputy 1 evacuated all firefighters placing multiple large lines and ladder pipes into service. The fire eventually went to 4 alarms spreading to 4 homes.Northeast Bravest Photos, Incident AudioABC New NY article, Jeffery Oconnor Video

PHILADELPHIA 4 ALARM CHURCH FIRE

Philadelphia, Pa-- 4 alarm East Oak Lane @ N. 12th St.

A fire destroyed the Saint Mary Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church located in North Philly at East Oak Lane and North 12th Street. Engine 63 arrived and reported heavy smoke showing from a 2 story church 75x100. Companies placed 2&2 in service and had difficulty trying to locate the seat of the fire. Battalion Chief 2 placed all hands in service along with several hand lines. Command reported heavy fire conditions through the roof and the entire building. Companies evacuated the church and requested the second alarm. Companies placed in service their heaviest water lines along with multiple ladder pipes, third and fourth alarm companies were requested to assist with water supply and manpower.Northeast Bravest Photos, 6 ABC News Article, NBC News ArticlePhilly Fire News ArticlePhilly Fire News Video Below

IRVINGTON, NJ 4TH ALARM BUILDING FIRE

Irvington, NJ-- 00:00 hrs 4th Alarm 119 Coit Street.
4th alarm for heavy fire in a one story plastic pellets manufacturing facility.Northeast Bravest Photos, BT Fire Photos, PAD Photography, Incident AudioNJ 12 ArticleJeffery Oconnor Video

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ 2ND ALARM ELECTRICAL FIRE

Wood Ridge, NJ-- 18:55 hrs 2nd Alarm 300 Avalon Drive
2nd alarm for an electrical fire in the walls of a 4 story apartment building.Northeast Bravest Photos

NEWARK, NJ 2ND ALARM HOUSE FIRE MAYDAY AUDIO 8-6-13

View Larger MapNewark, NJ--115 Vermont Ave 2nd alarm for heavy fire and Mayday in a 1.5 story wood frame.
Interior companies working on the top floor encountered a flashover sending two firefighters to the hospital, one with second-degree burns to his hands, face and ears, and another with smoke inhalation. MAYDAY STARTS 5:00 MINUTES INTO CLIP Audio is from Broadcastify http://www.broadcastify.com/ and has been trimmed to free up dead air time.NJ.com Article

PALMER TOWNSHIP, PA 2ND ALARM BUILDING FIRE

Palmer Township, Pa-- 2nd alarm 05:40 hrs 3510 Greenway Street

Captain 2754 arrived to find a mixed occupancy building with heavy smoke throughout and fire showing from the delta side one story vacant structure. Assistant Chief 2752 arrived shortly after took command and had arriving engine companies place lines in service and filled out the 1st alarm.

Companies opened up the main fire building and placed multiple lines in service soon after the main fire building was fully involved as well as the attached two story apartment building. Command struck the 2nd alarm and had ladder pipes put in service with additional arriving companies placing ground monitors and additional large lines in service. Firefighters also laddered the strip mall placing lines in service from the rooftop holding the fire to the adjacent fire buildings.

The main fire building eventually had fire through the roof with total collapse, the apartment was well involved with fire throughout most of the building. Stat…