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Late Morning Blaze Heavily Damages Home in Fair Lawn

By CHRIS TOMPKINS, Senior Correspondent | March 09, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 030921118

Fair Lawn, NJ - Firefighters battled heavy fire conditions at a late morning blaze on Pomona Ave. that went to two alarms on Tuesday, March 9th.

Fair Lawn Fire was dispatched just after 11:00 A.M. to 77 Pomona Ave. for a reported house fire. First arriving chiefs found a one-story home with heavy fire in the rear of the home and transmitted a second-alarm.

First due Engines 2 and 4 arrived on scene and stretched multiple lines through the front door and to the rear of the home. In the rear, a fully involved deck had spread to the home and into the attic. Firefighters were able to knock down the heavy fire in the rear as interior crews made a push, however they were pushed back due to heavy fire and heat.

As heavy fire consumed the attic and crews were unable to locate access, command ordered all companies out of the home and into a defensive operation. Engine 2 set up their ladder in the front to go into operation along with multiple exterior handlines. It took about an hour to bring the fire under control. No immediate injuries were reported.

Mutual aid from surrounding towns assisted at the scene and covered the city. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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