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Two-Alarm Fire Damages Fair Lawn Residence

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May 25, 2022 | NEW JERSEY FAIR LAWN FIRE DEPT., Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

FAIR LAWN, NJ - A two-alarm fire damaged a Fair Lawn residence late on the afternoon of May 25th. The Fair Lawn Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a house fire on the three block of 32nd St. at 5:38 P.M. Upon arrival, fire was found on the exterior of the building.

“The fire was located on the front of the building,” said Fair Lawn Fire Chief Michael Salvini. “Our members quickly knocked down the exterior fire and advanced into the upper floors and attic of the building to prevent it from spreading throughout the house. They did a great job opening up the walls preventing it spreading further.”

The fire was declared under control by 6:03 P.M. Overhaul operations continued and all remaining companies were cleared from the scene shortly after 7:00 P.M. There was one minor injury reported of a passerby who attempted to extinguish the fire. He was treated on scene and refused additional medical treatment.

In addition to the Fair Lawn Fire Department, Fair Lawn Police, Fair Lawn Rescue Squad, Fair Lawn Office of Emergency Management and the Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance Corp provided assistance on scene. Standby mutual aid was provided by the Saddle Brook Fire Department, Elmwood Park Fire Department, Glen Rock Fire Department, and the Paramus Fire Department. Mutual aid companies responded to one call while covering for the Fair Lawn Fire Department.

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

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