Two residents in an apartment were killed in a raging fire that destroyed two units and damaged several others as well as two cars in Passaic on March 3, 2024. Multiple calls were received reporting a fire with entrapment on Spruce Street, in a two-story garden apartment. While en route, crews reported a heavy smoke condition and on arrival found heavy fire venting from the rear-ground-floor apartment extending into the apartment above and two cars burning in the parking lot. A second alarm was requested as crews made a valiant push into the fire apartment. A third alarm was requested as the fire extended into the attic area. As the fire was being knocked down, the engine company reported that they had located the remains of the two victims. The incident was under investigation.

– Fire News photos by Pete Danzo