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Kitchen Fire in Bergenfield Restaurant

By CHRIS TOMPKINS, Senior Correspondent | May 14, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 051421100

BERGENFIELD, NJ - Firefighters battled a kitchen fire that extended into the duct work of a takeout restaurant Friday night, May 14th. Shortly before 8:00 P.M., the Bergenfield FD was dispatched to 48 West Church Street for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival of Chief Kneisler, smoke was showing from the structure and a working fire was transmitted. A kitchen fire was discovered with extension to the exhaust and roof vent. Ladder 1 and Engine 1 arrived on scene and quickly knocked down the interior fire as well as any additional hot spots. Ladder crews opened up to check for any extension. The fire was under control within 30 minutes. Mutual aid from New Milford, Dumont and Tenafly assisted in covering the city. No injuries were reported.

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