South Plainfield firehouse grieving over fatal fire

Many of the firefighters who responded to the South Plainfield fire early this morning were shaken up by the massive, fatal fire.A number of the

SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Many of the firefighters who responded to the South Plainfield fire early this morning were shaken up by the massive, fatal fire.

A number of the volunteers are fathers who rushed to the fire this morning, leaving their own families, only to bear witness to another family's huge loss. Four children and a grandmother were killed in the fire on Clifton Avenue, officials say.As South Plainfield Fire Chief Thomas Scalera says, the counseling process for firefighters is something he's gone through a number of times, seeing many people perish in fires.

Members of a state grief and stress team will be at the firehouse Friday to talk to the firemen. The chief says that's become a standard practice.

Two volunteer firefighters were also treated for minor injuries from a car accident they were involved in en route to the fire.

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