Fire leaves 5 adults, 2 children displaced

Charred and broken furniture littered the alleyway at the rear of 2350 Beaumont Avenue.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

A multiple dwelling fire last Monday left residents out in the cold.

According to a FDNY spokesperson, 25 units and 106 firefighters were dispatched to a two-alarm fire at 2350 Beaumont Avenue on Monday, January 16 at 6:05 a.m.

Firefighters fought the multiple-dwelling blaze which occurred inside a utility shaft on the second, third and fourth floors.

The FDNY gained control of the fire by 7:02 a.m.

The American Red Cross provided five adults and two children displaced by the incident with temporary housing.

Three people were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, but are expected to survive.

One firefighter was also treated for minor injuries.

Fire marshals determined the fire was the result of an electrical short.

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