Woman killed in Rahway fire; firefighter injured in Jersey City
RAHWAY — A woman died in a two-alarm house fire in Rahway while while an apartment building fire in Jersey City injured a firefighter .
Acting Rahway Fire Chief Michael Roberts told News 12 New Jersey that a woman was trapped on the second floor of the Washington Street house.
Three others escaped the home located near the Grover Cleveland Elementary School.
ABC 7 Eyewitness News identified the victim as Shonda Smith.
Meanwhile in Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop said a three-alarm fire at a multi-family three-story building on Garfield Avenue injured at least one firefighter. Aerial video from CBS New York shows flames coming from the roof.
Red Cross New Jersey assisted 15 people from four families displaced by the fire.
The causes of both fires remain under investigation.