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Saddle Brook Home Destroyed by Fast-Moving Fire

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

SADDLE BROOK, NJ - A fast-moving fire destroyed a Saddle Brook home on the evening of April 12th.


At 9:24 P.M., a general alarm was dispatched for a reported working house fire at 1 Nicholas Court. A police officer just down the street from the location confirmed a working fire seconds later. On arrival of Chief Jason Sibani, he had heavy fire that was venting out the ground level garage and extending to the upper floors of the two-story home. 


PSE&G was requested on a rush because of downed power lines. The fire made its way into the attic that blew through the roof. With conditions quickly deteriorating, all firefighters were ordered to evacuate the building. Master streams from Saddle Brook and Rochelle Park tower ladders went into operation. After the heavy fire was knocked down companies re-entered the home, but not too long after were again withdrawn due to structural conditions. Saddle Brook Ladder went back into operation to knock down hotspots.


Firefighters had the blaze knocked down in about one hour. Mutual aid from Elmwood Park, Rochelle Park and Wallington assisted on the scene, while companies from Fair Lawn, Garfield and Lodi covered firehouses. The Saddle Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps also responded, along with township police and the township fire official. One minor injury was reported in the blaze.

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DAMIEN DANISSenior Correspondent

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