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East Orange Second-Alarm Significantly Damages Home

By BILL TOMPKINS, Correspondent | May 26, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 052720102

East Orange, NJ - Before dawn on May 26th, East Orange firefighters battled a two-alarm fire that caused extensive damage to a home, but caused no serious injuries.

Fire units were dispatched to 130 S. Burnet Street at about 4:00 A.M. A fire that apparently started on a rear deck was extending up the rear of the large two-and-a-half story frame dwelling. A second-alarm was requested as handlines were stretched to each floor.

The fire on the first and second floors was knocked down, but the smoke condition from the attic area intensified. Flames vented from the “D” side, then the “B” side as members made their push into the attic.

The smoke began to lighten as companies overhauled after the visible fire was knocked down. The fire was then able to be placed under control. Bloomfield and South Orange assisted at the scene.

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