New Jersey Rehab Center Destroyed By Fire


CENTER IN NEW JERSEY, AND FIREFIGHTERS ARE STILL ON SCENE, 12 HOURS LATER. THE FIRE IN PATTERSON IS AFFECTING HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO RELY ON THAT REHAB CENTER FOR HELP. THE FACILITY IS DESTROYED AND THE FLAMES JUST WON’T SEEM TO GO OUT. CREWS HAVE BEEN WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO GET THINGS UNDER CONTROL HERE ON STRAIGHT STREET. AS YOU CAN SEE, THINGS HAVE FINALLY CALMED DOWN AFTER HOTSPOTS WERE FLARING UP THROUGHOUT THE DAY BUT NOW THE BIG QUESTION FOR SO MANY PEOPLE IS, WHERE WILL THEY BE SLEEPING TONIGHT. THICK BLACK SMOKE AND FLAMES COULD BE SEEN FOR MILES SATURDAY MORNING. AS PEOPLE RIGHT NEXT TO THE O’CONNOR HALL HALFWAY HOUSE WOKE UP TO THE CHAOS. I SEEN A WHOLE BUNCH OF FLAMES AND THINGS SHOOTING UP. I IMMEDIATELY GOT MY FAMILY OUT. I WAS SCARED, I RAN OUT OF THE HOUSE. FIRE OFFICIALS SAID ABOUT 200 CLIENTS WERE INSIDE AND HAD TO QUICKLY EVACUATE WHEN THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE REHAB FACILITY BECAME COMPLETELY ENGULFED, JUST BEFORE 11 AM. NEIGHBORS ALSO RUNNING FROM THE AREA. I STARTED TO SCREAM, PLEASE, PLEASE, EVERYBODY OUT OF THE HOUSE. INVESTIGATOR TELUS IN THE HEIGHT OF THE FIRE, AN EXPLOSION, BLOWING UP THE ROOF AND SENDING DEBRIS 300 FEET INTO THE AIR. POSSIBLY CAUSED BY A HYDRAULIC FLUID TANK INSIDE. THE HALFWAY HOUSE IS RUN BY THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW PROGRAM AND OWNED BY THE DIOCESE OF PATTERSON’S CATHOLIC CHARITIES. ANTONIO CRUZ ANGULAR WHO ONCE GOT HELP THERE, HEARTBROKEN TO SEE IT BURNED DOWN. I FEEL SAD AND EVERYTHING FOR THE COMMUNITY, FOR THE SIMPLE FACT THAT YOU KNOW, THE PROGRAM, IT HELPED A LOT OF PEOPLE. DOESN’T STAKE IN THE HALFWAY HOUSE HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY RELOCATED TO SHELTERS. IN THE MEANTIME, NEIGHBORS ALSO UNABLE TO GO HOME FOR SAFETY REASONS. IN TOTAL, MORE THAN 230 PEOPLE AFFECTED. WHEN ARE YOU GUYS THINKING YOU GUYS CAN GO BACK? THEY’RE GOING TO LET US KNOW. I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED OVER THERE. THANKFULLY NO ONE WAS HURT

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