Newark Fire Department
Nearly three weeks after a house fire killed six people, the Newark Fire Department is rejecting claims of slow response time, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported.
At CBS 2’s request, the 911 tapes were released Monday documenting frantic calls for help as a fire raged through a Newark home earlier this month, leaving six people dead.
According to published reports, a witness claims to have seen the crane operator inside the machine at the time of the accident.
Mayor Cory Booker has joined forces with police officers, firefighters and prosecutors to recruit about 40 children, ages 10-14, to attend a special summer camp where they will learn to report crimes, stay away from gangs and carry fire hoses.
The victims were trapped inside the building and were pulled out alive but died later at a hospital.