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Power restored to Avalon at Edgewater neighborhood, cars retrieved, post office, schools to reopen

Photo Credit: Courtesy CITY PLACE
Photo Credit: Courtesy CITY PLACE

UPDATE: Power has been restored to homes surrounding the fire-ravaged Avalon at Edgewater apartment complex, 80 units in a neighboring building are open again — half of which are affordable housing — and a special fund for displaced families has topped $40,000, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this afternoon.

Edgewater schools will reopen on Monday, and the post office on River Road, down the street from the complex, reopens tomorrow, he added.

The slow, arduous process includes 150 cars being retrieved by their owners from an underground parking garage earlier today.

The Donation & Relief Center will be open 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow and on weekdays, and from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Meanwhile, the cleanup was continuing.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP: City Place in Edgewater has become the official collection point for donation and relief efforts for the hundreds of families burned from their homes in the Avalon fire last night. READ MORE….

PHOTO: Courtesy CITY PLACE

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UPDATE: Maintenance workers using a blow torch to fix a plumbing leak ignited the fire in a first-floor apartment at the southern side of the four-story main building of the Avalon at Edgewater apartment complex, then waited at least 15 minutes to call 911 after calling their supervisor and trying to extinguish it themselves, authorities said tonight. READ MORE….

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A FIRE VICTIM WRITES: My son, Amir, called me while I was still at work at 5:30 from the YMCA after-school program at the Eleanor Gelber School across the street. He said families were coming in the school crying. He said he heard there was a fire at our home. READ MORE….

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SLIDESHOW/UPDATE: Citizens and officials, public servants and strangers, businesses and individuals all drew tight today around the more than 1,000 people displaced by a ravenous apartment complex fire in Edgewater. READ MORE….

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PHOTOS: Photographer Jack Dunn of Regional Fire Photos worked last night’s Edgewater fire, producing dozens of captivating shots — including one of his father, a firefighter, witnessing the destruction. CLICK HERE….

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