TWO firefighters are missing after officers rushed to the scene when a huge fire destroyed a ship docked in Newark Harbor.
One firefighter was located but first responders struggled to get him out, while another remains missing, according to Avoca Fire Services.
The fire reportedly broke out around 9:30 p.m CBS News.
Although details are still limited, the fire service acknowledged that it was a large ship fire in the port.
It is not yet clear which ship is on fire.
CBS News reported that several cars were on fire on the ship.
Officials have not yet said if there were any passengers on board at the time the fire broke out.
According to scanner traffic, CPR was administered to a firefighter shortly after midnight on the ship’s 12th deck.
The Avoca Fire Department acknowledged that the situation was being managed by multiple units.
According to scanner traffic, a secondary staging area was set up for additional units at around 12:20.
“I pray to everyone on site and hope that all firefighters are found safely,” the Avoca fire department concluded.
Edward A. Kelly, President General of the International Association of Fire Fighters, tweeted, “Please offer a prayer for the safety of Newark, NJ firefighters fighting a severe ship fire in Newark Harbor tonight.”
The situation is ongoing.
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