One Dead, 15 Rescued In House Fire In Orange, NJ

ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A woman is dead following a fire that broke out in a duplex early Friday morning.

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams: People Were Trapped On A Balcony

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reports the death toll would have been far worse if firefighters hadn’t been able to rescue more than a dozen people trapped on the second floor.

The fire broke out at around 2:00 a.m. at 124 Park Street, which is an old, wood-framed Victorian-style duplex. Monique Bolton was startled awake by the fire alarm.

“I was deep asleep,” Bolton said.

The main area of the blaze was contained on the first floor, where the woman was killed.

Firefighters rescued 15 people from the building, but it was difficult.

“They had a lot of heavy smoke pushing up from the first floor, so they had a hard time,” said Chief Robert Manganelli of the Orange Fire Department.

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  • Keda

    Hey nelly, this aunty Keda,,, look 4 me on fb, I don’t want to post my # on here, Kishaun Blanche , luv u baby!!!! C u soon

  • Rajitha

    Really sorry to hear about your mom, she was my co-worker, this is truly sad!

  • Aura Barcellos TSA

    ■We will all miss her , she has touched so many people in her life and her loss will be felt by all.
    Be strong sweet heart like your mom always was, I knew her and she was a very special person!

  • jenell lassiter

    This is so sadd !! That wass my mom that died and this is so hard for me : (

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