6 people in Newark Fire jumped.
Again, I m sorry for sketchy reporting but I am still at my mother's house tending to her as she is 83 and ill. I have my old scanner and laptop here and missed the start of this call. Somewhere in Newark they had a fire on the top floor I believe of a 3 story brick, 2 stores on the first floor and apartments above. I didn't think much of it at the time as the FD had the fire knocked down in what seemed like less then 10 min but heavy smoke in the vacant fire apartment where the fire was. Apartment #5. But then I heard DC-1 call in that EMS took 6 people to the University Hospital who had jumped from the 2nd floor. That seemed strange to me at 1st, like yea maybe 1 or 2 people might panic and try to drop down or jump onto something from just the 2nd floor but 6? Well like they said there was heavy smoke. Then it came together about 5 minuets later, DC-1 called in for I think Fire Prevention as I think he said the "Main" egress or Exit was partially blocked and the 2nd egress or exit was totally blocked. Now I can see why 6 people and luckily not more saw jumping or dropping from the 2nd floor as the best way out.
It's sad that condictions like that exist, and I bet some of the residensts know it but are afraid to report it because they think they may be kicked out by the owners.
BCT15X ~ PRO433 ~ PRO-2037
Last edited by Bronco90; 10-03-2012 at 12:19 AM..