North Hudson Fire Department rescues elderly residents during 3-alarm fire in West New York

by Ron Jeffers

Members of North Hudson Ladder Co. 4 assist residents of 6100 Jefferson St. from their smoke filled apartments on Thursday evening.  A fire started on the first floor, in a bodega, and flames rose up the walls of the 4-story building and also covered all floors in acrid smoke.  Three alarms were transmitted to provide sufficient manpower to check all floors of the structure. 


Picture below of Mayor of West New York (center) consoles fire victims that were taken down the fire escape by North Hudson firefighters. 



  1. I would be scared to death with that many people on the fire escape. ..the way things are i would think it would fall…nobody checks them to see if they are safe, people don’t spend on repairs nevermind the fire escape. .