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On The Job – Fort Lee Volunteer Fire Department

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Fire units were picking up from a 2-alarm fire when they were summoned to a reported high rise fire at 1500 Palisade Avenue. One person was killed and five others injured when fire broke out on an upper floor of a high-rise apartment building Wednesday morning. The four-alarm blaze was contained to a single apartment on the top floor of the 31-story Plaza Co-op, which overlooks the Hudson River across from Manhattan. One of two elderly women in the apartment that caught fire died and another was critically injured, authorities said. Fort Lee Fire Chief Corey Parker said the first alarm was sounded at 11:45 a.m. and the fire burned out of control for about 30 minutes. Firefighters from nine neighboring communities were called to battle the blaze, which took more than 150 firefighters to bring under control. Parker said when the first firefighters arrived at the scene, heavy smoke was pouring from a window on the 26th floor. Several firefighters were treated for minor injuries.

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