Officials: Firefighter falls 2 stories after rescuing victim from Passaic fire

Officials say a firefighter making a rescue in Passaic fell two stories off a ladder Saturday morning.

News 12 Staff

Sep 1, 2019, 10:12 AM

Updated 1,729 days ago

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Officials say a firefighter making a rescue in Passaic fell two stories off a ladder Saturday morning.
It happened at a house on 5th Street. Firefighter Rene Rivera pulled the victim out of the house during the fire, but then lost his grip.
He and the victim fell onto a fence. Officials say Rivera had some bruising, and that the victim is being treated for smoke inhalation.
They say 20 people were displaced from the fire.
 


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