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Garfield House Fire Kills Several Animals

By DAMIEN DANIS, Senior Correspondent | January 24, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 012421109

Garfield, NJ - A fire broke out on the second floor of a home in Garfield on the afternoon of January 24th. At 1:00 P.M., the Garfield FD was dispatched to 65 Pacific Avenue on a reported structure fire. Arriving Chief of Dept. Kyle Kovacs confirmed a working fire, with fire showing from the second floor. First due companies made a good knock down, and within 20 minutes all fire was knocked down. No injuries were reported. The fire displaced several residents from the two apartments, one of which apparently housed rescued pets. Several of those pets passed away in the fire. Mutual aid from Elmwood Park, Saddle Brook, and Wallington assisted on scene. Stand by companies from Lodi, Wallington, Rochelle Park and Clifton covered at firehouses. Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of the fire.

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