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MOONACHIE 2ND ALARM HOUSE FIRE

By DAMIEN DANIS, Senior Correspondent | May 18, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 051820133

On May18 th , at 16:39 hrs, the Moonachie FD was summoned for smoke coming from a home on Joseph Street. Moonachie Police Department Officer Sean Mulligan noticed the smoke during his patrol, and alerted the MPD Dispatcher to dispatch the MFD.
Our units were on scene quickly and encountered a large amount of smoke & fire in the area above the ceilings, as well as the walls. Companies went work conducting a primary search, fire attack, & ventilation, as well as laddering the building. Four hoselines were stretched and put into operation.
Command requested a second alarm to the scene. This brought units from Wood-Ridge Fire Department, Little Ferry Fire Department, Carlstadt Fire Department, South Hackensack Fire Dept, Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department.
Additionally, a third alarm was called to cover the Borough. This brought units from Wallington Fire Department & East Rutherford Fire Department.
Three firefighters sustained minor injuries, one of whom was transported to the hospital.
The cause was accidental, and had to do with the use of a propane torch on a home improvement project. The Moonachie First Aid & Rescue Squad assisted on scene

Special Thank you to the Moonachie fire dept wirh assistance with this article

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