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Englewood Battles a Second-Alarm

By BILL TOMPKINS, Correspondent | February 10, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 021021102

Englewood, NJ - Flames tore through an unoccupied home in Englewood on a very cold February 10th morning, destroying the structure, but causing only one reported injury.

Arriving shortly after 3:00 A.M., after being delayed due to an incorrect address, companies had heavy smoke and fire showing from the first floor of a two-and-a-half story frame and rapidly extending upward. A second-alarm was sounded.

An attempt was made at an interior attack, but the home was deemed unoccupied and much of the floor was missing and companies went defensive. Truck 1’s tower was put into operation as flames broke through the roof. Multiple handlines from the front and rear also hit the deep seated fire. Later on, Tenafly’s Tower 2 was set up and worked the 'A/B' corner.

Heavy smoke continued to issue from the building for an extended time as members also fought the ice and cold. One member was transported to the hospital with an ankle injury due to a fall on the ice. No other injuries were reported. Teaneck, Hackensack and Tenafly assisted at the scene.

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