Fire destroys multiple buildings in Garfield

Multiple fire departments from across the region assisted the Garfield Fire Department in battling the blaze that began just before 9 a.m. According to fire officials, the fire ignited at 101 Jewell St. and quickly spread to 103 Jewell St.

Multiple fire departments from across the region assisted the Garfield Fire Department in battling the blaze that began just before 9 a.m. According to fire officials, the fire ignited at 101 Jewell St. and quickly spread to 103 Jewell St. (10/25/15)

GARFIELD - A fire ripped through a multiuse building before spreading to another in Garfield Sunday morning.

Multiple fire departments from across the region assisted the Garfield Fire Department in battling the blaze that began just before 9 a.m. According to fire officials, the fire ignited at 101 Jewell St. and quickly spread to 103 Jewell St.

One of the buildings houses a beauty salon on the first floor. The other building is home to a convenience store. Apartments are located above both businesses. 

Officials say everyone evacuated the buildings safely, but six residents were treated for smoke inhalation and two firefighters reportedly suffered minor injuries.

A third building was also damaged, but residents will be able to move back into that building. 

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