911 calls reveal address mix-up in response to Jersey City fire that killed 4 members of Pickett family
JERSEY CITY - A newly released 911 call that led to a mix-up in response to a fire that killed four people sheds more light on what happened that day.
In the first calls, dispatchers got the correct Grant Avenue address. But when the call was put through to fire dispatch, the situation became confused.
The frantic caller's pronunciation of "Grant" was not clearly heard, and firefighters initially arrived at an address on Grand Street.
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Another caller who appears to be related to the victims gave the dispatcher the correct street, but the house numbers change during the call.
William and Elumae Pickett and their two adult sons lost their lives in the blaze.
Fire officials believe the blaze was started by an electrical issue in the basement.