Newark (NJ) Multiple Alarm Fire with Rescues

Daring rescues by Newark (NJ)  firefighters saved the lives of more than two dozen people overnight in Newark, New Jersey. A fire broke out at around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday inside the Happy Garden Chinese Restaurant at 77 Lincoln Park, according to fire officials. The restaurant was closed at the time, according to several residents who spoke with FOX 5 News. Video taken of the scene showed residents being brought down to safety on icy, snow covered fire ladders. Approximately 30 people lived above the restaurant in eight apartments. Their homes were completely destroyed, reported the Associated Press. “It smelled like a pan burning and then the smoke alarm went off,” said resident Derek Rue. A four-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were taken to a local hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. Lincoln Park remained closed on Monday morning around the fire scene. Newark fire officials fear the building may collapse.

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