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Bergenfield Firefighters Make Good Stop of Garage Fire

By CHRIS TOMPKINS, Senior Correspondent | January 02, 2022 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 010222108

BERGENFIELD, NJ - The new year didn't stop the Bergenfield FD's run of working fires, as they battled another second-alarm on Sunday evening, January 2nd.

Shortly before 7:00 P.M., firefighters were dispatched to Bogert Pl. for a reported fire in a garage. Within minutes, PD arrived on scene and advised that they had a working car fire inside a garage. First arriving units confirmed the police reports and requested a second-alarm on arrival at 29 Bogert Pl., as the one-story attached garage was well involved.

Ladder 1 arrived first on scene, made entry into the home and conducted a search of the first and second floors. Engine 1 arrived on scene seconds later and stretched a one-and-three-quarter inch line to the garage and knocked down the heavy fire.

Mutual aid companies arrived along with additional Bergenfield units and stretched several more lines into the home and to the garage to knock down any further fire and check for any extension. Crews opened up and extinguished hot spots in the garage and were able to prevent any major extension to the home.

No injuries were reported. The auto was pulled from the garage to extinguish any remaining fire. Mutual aid from Dumont, Tenafly, Englewood and New Milford assisted on scene. The fire appears to have started in the automobile in the garage, however it is still under investigation.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.