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Smoky Blaze Put Down In Garfield

VIDEO by Mike Villanova
VIDEO by Mike Villanova Video Credit: homer218
Flames blew through the roof.
Flames blew through the roof. Photo Credit: Nestor San Luis
A firefighter rescued a special needs child.
A firefighter rescued a special needs child. Photo Credit: Chris Leon
A firefighter sustained a foot injury.
A firefighter sustained a foot injury. Photo Credit: Nelson San Luis
Smoke could be seen for miles.
Smoke could be seen for miles. Photo Credit: Randy McMaster

GARFIELD, N.J. -- A firefighter hurt his foot and another sustained an undetermined minor injury n a smoky early-morning fire in Garfield that severely damaged two buildings, damaged a third and displaced more than a dozen people Sunday morning.

Firefighters removed a special needs child after the blaze broke out around 8:40 a.m. at Jewell and Market streets in an apartment over a convenience store. The building next door is also an apartment over a business.

Responders included firefighters and EMS from Garfield, Elmwood Park, Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook, Teaneck and Wallington. The Bergen County Sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification was collecting evidence.

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