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Several Families Displaced by Two-Alarm Fire in Garfield

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

Story No. 011021117

Garfield, NJ - 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 received. Companies were dispatched to 52 Harrison Avenue, and as Assistant Chief EJ Morano arrived he had heavy fire showing out of several second-floor windows and extending into the eaves. A second-alarm was quickly struck, bringing out-of-town assistance to the scene.

Hand lines were stretched into the fire building and firefighters needed a little over 20 minutes to knock down the heavy fire. The exposure building was kept in check, with fire only damaging the original building.

The fire displaced a few families, who all got out safely. 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.

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