At least 50 people displaced following roof collapse, fire in Passaic

The Red Cross is helping several families after a roof collapse and separate fire in Passaic Thursday night.

News 12 Staff

Jul 9, 2021, 3:29 AM

Updated 1,010 days ago

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The Red Cross is helping several families after a roof collapse and separate fire in Passaic Thursday night.
Mayor Hector Lora told News 12 New Jersey there was a roof collapse at a building on Main Avenue.
He said six units in the building were evacuated.
Earlier, Lora said there was a fire at building on Dayton Avenue which prompted an evacuation as well.
There were no reported injuries in either incident.
At least 50 people were displaced between the two incidents.
Lora said the stormy weather made it challenging for first responders to assist residents.
He said Route 21 saw flooding conditions which stranded several drivers and required the fire department's truck to rescue them.
Lora said he's thankful to the first responders and the Red Cross who are assisting the displaced families.
He said the now the focus is on ensuring that the displaced families have a place to stay and that crews will work throughout the overnight to clean up areas that the storm impacted.


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