Raging fire displaces 11 victims

Photo by Ron Leir The fire at 324 William St. left the east side of the building charred.

By Ron Leir

Eleven people were left homeless by a fire that swept through a three-family, woodframe home at 324 William St. early Saturday.
None of the occupants was hurt and a cat was rescued from a third-floor apartment.
But two members of the Kearny Fire Department — Capt. Dave Kealy and Firefi ghter Mike Richardson — were taken to St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark. Kealy had a sprained foot; Richardson, heat exhaustion. Both were listed as off-duty this week.
Harrison Fire Capt. Ronald Greenmeier had a minor back injury for which he refused medical attention. He stayed at the fire scene.


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