Acting Captain Jason Fazio, who turned 41 today, was seriously burned in that morning fire in Asbury Park and remains in critical condition at the St. Barnabas Burn Center in Livingston (N.J.).
Fazio, 41, acting Captain of the truck company, went into the building which contains 12 2nd floor apartments along with stores on the first floor. Fazio was in a room in that apartment, which flashed over from the heat and he dove out of the second story apartment to save himself, according to APFD Fire Chief Kevin Keddy Captain Fazio suffered several fractured bones secondary to his burns.
Fazio, 41, acting captain of the truck company on the shift, went into the 400 Main St. building which contains 12 second-floor apartments and stores on the first floor at the corner of Main Street and Bangs Avenue, across from the city post office.
No one was home in the one apartment that was gutted in the fire.
Fazio was in a room in that apartment, which flashed over from the heat. He dove out of the second story apartment to save himself, Fire Chief Kevin Keddy said.
Fire officials said they were waiting for medical authorities at the burn center to give an assessment of Fazio’s conditions. Earlier reports were that it was at least second-degree burns, Mayor Ed Johnson said.