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Hackensack Apartment Fire

By CHRIS TOMPKINS, Senior Correspondent | June 06, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 060820116

Hackensack, NJ - Hackensack firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in a garden apartment building early Saturday morning, June 6th.

Firefighters were called to 586 Main Street for a reported fire in an apartment. Engine 5 arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire with reports of entrapment on the second floor. Deputy 1 arrived shortly after and requested Englewood and Teaneck to the scene.

Ladder 1 and additional Hackensack units arrived on scene and entered the complex via the Target parking lot to the rear of the building where heavy fire vented from the first floor apartment. Engines 5 and 4 stretched lines though the front door to the fire apartment. Ladder 1 and Rescue 1 performed searches with ventilation. A second-alarm was transmitted as crews dealt with long stretches and access problems.

The fire was knocked down within a half hour. One minor injury was reported. Additional mutual aid from Bogota and Ridgefield Park assisted on scene. The fire is under investigation.

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