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Chimney Fire at Cresskill Home Quickly Contained

By CHRIS TOMPKINS, Senior Correspondent | January 27, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 012821105

Cresskill, NJ - Cresskill firefighters made quick work in containing a fire that started in a chimney and spread within the walls of the second floor on January 27th.

Firefighters were called to 59 Chestnut St. around 11:30 P.M. for a report of a house fire. Cresskill PD arrived on scene reporting smoke showing from the structure, which was confirmed by Chief Ulshoefer.

Dumont Engine 3 was first to arrive on scene and stretched a line through the front door to the second floor. Cresskill Engine 3 arrived shortly after and secured a water supply and stretched a secondary line through the front door. Tenafly Tower 2 arrived as the first due truck and assisted in opening up and ventilation.

Interior crews located fire running the walls and quickly extinguished the flames without any further extension. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes and no injuries were reported. Mutual aid from Dumont, Tenafly, and Demarest assisted on scene.

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