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Residents criticize Avalon's response to five-alarm Edgewater blaze

Many residents said they didn't initially take the fire alarm seriously, since the building had frequent drills.

Neighbors allowed home days after devastating Edgewater fire

Residents who live around the scene of a devastating fire at the Avalon Edgewater apartment complex were allowed to return home two days after they were forced out by the massive blaze, officials said Friday.

Speaker Prieto to Pursue Legislation to Strengthen Multi-Family Building Standards in Wake of Edgewater Fire

click for full sizePrieto (D-Hudson/Bergen), who is a construction code official by trade and has deep knowledge of building practices and safety, will be working with the Department of Community Affairs to craft legislation that will address issues raised by the recent fire in Edgewater, which has left more than 500 tenants displaced after their building was destroyed.

Disaster Relief Fund for the Families Affected by the Edgewater, New Jersey Fire

click for full sizeSo many of our friends and family members have been affected by the tragic fire that broke out at the Edgewater, New Jersey apartment complex on January 21st. Hundreds of residents are now homeless and without basic necessities. 100% of your donations will go to the families affected by this tragedy. The Edgewater Education Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charity foundation.

Dramatic photos and video of the Edgewater fire captured on social media

Instagram video captured a successful rescue by firefighters at the Avalon apartment complex in Edgewater.

Edgewater fire by the numbers Hundreds responded, 1,000 displaced

Edgewater Fire Chief Tom Jacobson said flames spread quickly throughout the building due to the ""lightweight"" wood construction and truss-style roof.

Edgewater schools closed again, 2 days after apartment fire

Students who attends Leonia High School will not be provided buses, either

Maintenance workers accidentally sparked Edgewater fire with blowtorch, Christie and local officials confirm

The fire destroyed 240 of the complex's 408 units, permanently displacing 500 residents and temporarily forcing another 520 people from nearby homes.

Christie, Tedesco on Edgewater: We Will Continue To Be Here [Video]

click for full sizeGovernor Christie and Bergen County Executive James Tedesco addressed the press in the aftermath of the fire in Edgewater that displaced more than 400 families and over 1,000 people.  "For the people of Bergen County to come together and support the community of Edgewater, this is what makes Bergen County, the county that we are. And we will continue to be here over the next days and weeks to support the mayor and the people of Bergen County," said Tedesco.

Jersey City sent fire boats to help fight 5-alarm Edgewater blaze

The Jersey City Fire Department sent a pair of marine units to help quell the five-alarm blaze that engulfed a luxury apartment complex in Edgewater and displaced around 1,000 residents of the town Wednesday night.


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