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By DAMIEN DANIS, Senior Correspondent | January 10, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 011021117

A two alarm fire heavily damaged a Garfield omd on the afternoon of January 10th. At 2:14 p.m. a S.P.E.N. call to Garfield police reporting a structure fire was recieved. Companies were dispatched to 52 Harrison ave reporting a fire . As Ass't Chief EJ Morano arrived he had heavy fire out the several second-floor windows and extending into the eaves. A quick second alarm was struck bringing out of town assistance to the scene.

As hand lines were stretched into the fire building firefighters needed a little over 20 minutes to knock down the heavy fire. The exposure building was kept in check with no fire extention with fire only damaging the original building. The fire displaced a few of families who all got out OK, EMS treated a firefighter for a minor injury at the scene. Mutual aid from Elmwood Park, Saddle Brook and Wallington assisted on scene, while companies from Wallington, Rochelle Park, Maywood and Lodi covered city firehouses

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