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Passaic Firefighters Make Quick Stop

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PASSAIC, NJ - Firefighters responded to a reported house fire at 199 Marietta Ave. around 11:30 A.M. on February 28th. On arrival, fire was venting out a basement window of the three-story, multiple-family home. A second-alarm was requested on arrival as fire appeared to be running the walls on the 'Bravo' side of the home. Two lines were stretched, one to the rear and one to the interior. Truck 1 laddered the front of the building as members started an interior search. The fire in the basement was quickly knocked down and firefighters vented on all floors and opened up to check for any extension. Mutual aid companies were redirected to stand by at Passaic firehouses as crews overhauled the fire. A third line would be stretched inside to knock down any hot spots in the walls. The fire was placed under control within 20 minutes. There were no injuries reported and the cause is being investigated.

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CHRIS TOMPKINSSenior Correspondent

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