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Auto Repair Shop in Fair Lawn Damaged by Fire

By DAMIEN DANIS, Senior Correspondent | April 25, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 042521102

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Fair Lawn Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke coming from a business on the three block of Fair Lawn Avenue at 6:13 P.M. on April 25th.

Upon arrival, smoke and fire was noticed inside the garage area at Prestige Autowerks. Engine 4 was first due, and stretched a line to the rear of the building and tried to make entry through a door into the garage. Members attempted to force the rear door, but the top of the door was blocked by a loft/storage shelf and had heavy clutter in the doorway.

“The fire was located in the garage area of a car maintenance facility," said Fair Lawn Fire Chief Thomas Carney. “The firefighters quickly stretched an additional hand line into the building and got the fire knocked down. The members did a great job preventing further damage to the building.”

The fire was declared under control by 6:40 P.M. Overhaul operations continued and all remaining companies were cleared from the scene shortly after 8:00 P.M.

In addition to the Fire Department, Fair Lawn Police, Fair Lawn Rescue Squad, and the Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance Corp provided assistance on scene. Standby mutual aid was provided by the Saddle Brook FD, Elmwood Park FD, Glen Rock FD, and the Paramus FD.

The fire brought approximately 40 firefighters to the scene. The Fair Lawn Fire Prevention Bureau is the lead agency for the fire investigation.

(Author's Note: Thank you to the Fair Lawn FD for the information for this article.)

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