Passaic NJ law enforcement is investigating a possible arson incident that resulted in the destruction of a local pizza parlor.
The fire happened a short time before 10:00 p.m. at Bruno s Pizzeria, which is located on the 600 block of Main Avenue in Passaic, New Jersey. The Passaic Police Department received a call about the fire and immediately dispatched cops and firefighters to the scene.
According to authorities, the fire quickly spread from the pizza shop to several other businesses on the same block and caused significant damage to the other properties.
Fortunately, no one sustained any serious injuries as a result of the fire. Two families who were present in the properties at the time of the fire reportedly got out of the buildings before they were hurt.
The Passaic County Prosecutor s Office arson investigation unit is currently investigating the fire and attempting to determine the cause of the blaze.
If law enforcement officials eventually determine that the fire was started intentionally, it is possible that arson charges could be forthcoming. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:17-1, arson is typically classified as a third degree felony and can lead to a penalty of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “7-Alarm Fire Destroys Pizza Shop, Damages Row of Businesses.”