HIGH WINDS MAKE FIGHTING ELIZABETH NJ 4-ALARM FIRE TOUGH
By the time firefighters got here the blaze, which had started in one house, had already been spread by high winds to a second. Firefighters were confronted with flames blowing back at them, "like a blow torch" says Ellizabeth, NJ Fire Chief Thomas McNamara. He had to call for outside help. It went to 4 alarms with the Newark FD and some Union County departments coming in on mutual aid. Only minor injuries to civilians and firefighters. The cause is being sought.