Augusto Acabou Obituary, Death – According to the reports, the blaze was located near the corner of Corbin Street and Marsh Street. When the firefighters arrived on the scene, the fire had already extended to level 12 of the ship from where it had been discovered first, which was level 10 of Berth No. 18. Not only did two members of the Newark Bravest lose their lives as a result of this tragic event, but an additional three members were injured as a result of it as well. Newark Fire Captain Dave Rogers, who had a burn to his foot; Newark Fire Captain Michael Spadavecchia, who suffered from respiratory distress and maybe smoke inhalation; Newark Fire Captain Richard Cooper, who suffered from respiratory distress and possibly smoke inhalation.
Who both suffered from heat exhaustion, as well as Newark Fire Captain Michael Spadavecchia, who also suffered from heat exhaustion, as well as Newark Fire Captain Richard Cooper, who both suffered from respiratory distress and maybe smoke inhalation. Augusto Acabou, 45, and Wayne Brooks, Jr., 49, both of Newark, New Jersey, were murdered while battling a two-alarm fire at Port Newark on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, and it lasted into Thursday, July 6, 2023. The fire began on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, and it lasted until Thursday, July 6, 2023.
The blaze was first reported on Wednesday and remained active into Thursday. Both of the males were originally from Newark. The Mayor of Newark, Ras J. Baraka, as well as the Director of Public Safety, Fritz G. Fragé, and the Fire Chief, Rufus L. Jackson, have all expressed their profound sadness at the demise of these two Newark firemen. Both of the men had served the city for many years.
The Mayor of Newark has provided official confirmation of their passings. During the whole nine and a half years that Firefighter Acabou was employed by the Newark Fire Division, he was a member of the Engine 16 Tour 1 crew. On the other hand, Firefighter Brooks has been active in the community for a combined total of sixteen and a half years. Ladder 4 was the rotation that he was to participate in for the initial tour that he was on. On the evening of Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at around 9:25 p.m., Newark Firefighters responded to a call of 6-7 vehicles on fire on the Grande Costa D’Avorio, a cargo ship anchored at the Port. The call came in after the ship had been docked for the day.