NJ House Fire Leaves Two Residents, Two Firefighters Hurt

Two residents were treated for smoke inhalation and two firefighters were injured during a house fire in Cranford.

Jeff Goldman



Two residents were treated for smoke inhalation and two firefighters injured during a house fire in Cranford on Tuesday.

The fire, which broke out at about 9:45 a.m. at a singe-family home on Lenhome Drive, was brought under control in about 45 minutes, Cranford police said in a statement.

One firefighter was brought to a local hospital to be treated for injuries not considered life-threatening while another was treated at the scene.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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  • Ben Selleck is a career firefighter/paramedic with Bedford (N.H.) Fire Department and Unit Leader of its Type I FEMA credentialed Swiftwater/Flood Search & Rescue Team and the New Hampshire Helicopter Search and Rescue Team. He is the flood rescue advisor for NH ESF9, the swiftwater rescue program coordinator for the New Hampshire Fire Academy, and also chairs the NHFA swiftwater rescue visiting committee and the state’s swiftwater/flood rescue working group. Selleck has been teaching water rescue for 16 years and conducts curriculum review and development for multiple agencies.

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