100 remain evacuated after gas-fed fire in E. Orange

Three firefighters were injured battling flames on William

Three firefighters were injured battling flames on William Street Wednesday afternoon.

EAST ORANGE - About 100 people remain evacuated as crews work to find the source of yesterday’s gas-fed fire in East Orange.

Police say the fire broke out 315 William St. near North Munn Avenue.

Three firefighters were injured battling the blaze. Two were being treated for smoke inhalation. The third broke his leg after jumping from a window after being trapped by the flames. Two residents were also treated for smoke inhalation.

Utility workers from PSE&G are still at the scene today working to find the source of the leak.

City officials say any evacuee can go to the 20 South Arlington Ave. to get out of the chilly weather and charge portable devices. 

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