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Secaucus Home Gutted in Overnight Fire

By BILL TOMPKINS, Correspondent | May 14, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 051920107

Secaucus, NJ - On May 14th at approximately 2:30 A.M., the Secaucus Fire Department faced a well involved home as they arrived at 1021 Koelle Blvd.

Flames were venting out of the front of the two-story frame dwelling and a truck was well involved in the driveway. An exposure of a similar structure on the 'D' side was being threatened. First due Engine 5 (acting as Tower 2) quickly stretched an exposure line and dumped their deck gun on the fire building. Ladder 1 immediately set up for ladder pipe operations. Engine 1 laid in to supply Ladder 1, as well as supplying two hand lines in the rear. Engine 4 and Engine 2 secured additional water supplies.

A second-alarm was transmitted, bringing Lyndhurst Rescue to the scene as a FAST Team. Rutherford and Jersey City units covered the borough.

Flames consumed the second floor and collapsed the roof before the fire was declared under control at about 6:30 A.M. No serious injuries were reported and the investigation is ongoing.

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