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Ferocious Building Fire Claims Two Lives in Passaic


By: Richard L. Smith 

A devastating fire in a Passaic Garden apartment building resulted in the deaths of two individuals on Sunday morning, prompting an intensive investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.AdThe blaze, which broke out around 9:22 a.m. at 16 Spruce Street, quickly engulfed the two-story structure, leading to reports of residents trapped inside.

Firefighters dispatched to the scene upon reports of the fire encountered heavy flames shooting from the building's windows.

Fire Despite the challenging conditions, crews managed to deploy multiple water lines to combat the ferocious fire.

Their efforts significantly knocked down the flames, allowing firefighters to enter the building, where they discovered two unidentified victims.

The victims were pronounced dead at the scene, adding a somber note to the already tragic incident.AdThe cause of the fire is currently under an active and ongoing investigation by local authorities.

Further details are expected to be released by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office as the investigation progresses.

The community mourns the loss of the victims and seeks answers in the aftermath of this tragic event.