Newark Port Fire : Unprecedented Blaze Claims Lives of Two Firefighters

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The ship, which typically operates between the U.S. and West Africa, was found to not be carrying electric cars or hazardous cargo, nor was it in danger of sinking or spilling fuel.

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Governor Phil Murphy, expressing his condolences, emphasized the stark reminder this tragedy presents of the hazards firefighters face daily.

The Grimaldi Group, owner of the vessel, also offered condolences and committed to a full investigation into the incident.

This heartrending Newark port fire underscores the unanticipated dangers of firefighting and the exceptional courage of those who serve.

A community grieves, a city mourns, and discussions about improved safety measures move into the spotlight.